Hernias: Causes and Treatment Options
What Is a Hernia?
What Causes a Hernia to Develop?
Who Is Most Susceptible?
How Do I Know I Have One?
Are They Dangerous?
Will It Heal by Itself?
What Are the Various Surgical Options?
Open Hernia Surgery
Open Mesh Surgery
American College of Surgeons http://www.facs.org
Hernia Resource Center http://www.herniainfo.com
Canadian Association of General Surgeons http://www.cags-accg.ca
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca
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- Reviewer: Brian Randall, MD
- Review Date: 04/2013 -
- Update Date: 04/02/2013 -
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