The Truth About Hernia Mesh

Surgical mesh plays an important role in most abdominal wall hernia surgeries.

Are Hernia Belts Effective?

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A hernia belt can provide temporary relief, but surgery is the only way to fix a hernia.

A Durable Treatment for Recurrent Hernias

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Research by Washington University hernia surgeons finds a durable solution for treating complex recurrent ventral hernias. The findings are published in the journal Surgery.

Ask the Doctors: Hernias and Hernia Repair Surgery

Sara E. Holden, MD

Hernia repair surgeon Sara Holden, MD, answers frequently asked questions about hernias. Holden specializes in abdominal wall hernia repair and is an expert in minimally invasive techniques.

What to Know about Hernias

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Washington University hernia surgeons explain the causes and types of hernia, as well as symptoms to look out for and treatment options for hernias.