Category Archives: Hernia

Physical Therapy

Hernia repairs are some of the most common procedures performed by general surgeons today, but many patients do not know what to expect in the recovery process. Physical therapy plays a central part in patient readiness for abdominal hernia repairs (pre-habilitation), and significantly improves recovery after surgery (rehabilitation). After undergoing abdominal wall reconstruction or hernia […]

Inguinal Hernia: To Mesh or Not to Mesh?

Inguinal Hernia: To Mesh or Not to Mesh

Inguinal hernia repair techniques have evolved over centuries, as knowledge of groin anatomy has improved. Inguinal hernia descriptions and ways of treating them were mentioned by ancient civilizations, including Egyptians, Phoenicians, Greeks, and Romans. However, most advances took place in the Modern Era, with many open tissue repair techniques being developed and most eventually falling […]

Through Our Patients’ Eyes

Through Our Patients’ Eyes

At Minnesota Hernia Center we pride ourselves in using Enhanced Recovery Protocols for preoperative optimization and faster healing after hernia surgery. Susan was diagnosed with a large diaphragmatic hernia (Morgagni hernia) containing intraabdominal organs, which were herniating into the chest cavity and partly compressed her right lung. Dr. Lucian Panait performed a robotic repair of […]

Do Hernias Go Away?

Do hernias go away - Minnesota Hernia Center

Hernias usually don’t go away on their own. Hernia treatment usually involves minimally invasive surgical procedures for a quicker recovery. What causes hernias? Hernias are common. The abdomen or groin muscles become weak from aging or repeated strains. In turn, an organ or body part bulges through the muscle wall and causes pain. Yet, some […]

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