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Get Your Hiatal Hernia Fixed Right the First Time

Tags: acid reflux, Barrett’s esophagus, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), hernia, hernia surgery, hiatal hernias

Hiatal hernias are much more common among patients in their 70s and 80s. If you need surgery, it's best to get treated at a comprehensive hernia center.

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GERD: Help for Heartburn and Other Woes

Tags: acid reflux, Be Well e-News, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), GERD, heartburn, hernia, hernia surgery, vitamin B12, vitamin deficiency

If heartburn persists after meals or as you fall asleep, you may have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Find out how lifestyle, medical and surgical solutions can prevent heartburn and other symptoms.

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The Truth About Vaginal Mesh

Tags: hernia, incontinence, pelvic floor surgery, pelvic organ prolapse (POP), pelvic surgery, vaginal mesh

TV headlines and attorney ads have frightened women about the dangers of vaginal mesh used to treat pelvic organ prolapse. But not all meshes are the same, and alternatives are available.

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What Do Rotator Cuff Tears and Hernias Have in Common?

Tags: hernia, innovation, rotator cuff

They may seem pretty different, but they have two things in common: They are both caused by soft tissue injuries, and they both occur frequently. New materials could help fix them both.

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Do You Need Hernia Surgery?

Tags: abdomen, hernia, hernia surgery, laparoscope, laparoscopic surgery, open repair surgery

Whether it’s an open repair or laparoscopic procedure, your hernia surgeon will find the right choice for you.