Can Heavy Lifting Give You a Hernia?

Discover the answer to questions that pique your curiosity in our series, The Short Answer. General surgeon Ajita Prabhu, MD, fields this question about heavy lifting and hernias.

Do You Need Hernia Surgery?

Have you been told you need hernia surgery? Don’t worry. Most hernia surgeries today are done on an out-patient basis, and are minimally invasive and low-risk. Surgeon Diya Alaedeen, MD, FACS, Director of the Hernia Center at Cleveland Clinic’s Digestive Disease Institute, says hernia surgery is “very common, and risks are very minimal.” With both … Read More

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