ADA-friendly PDF: A Patient’s Guide to Hernia Repair

A Patient’s Guide to Hernia Repair

While some hernia defects can disappear if they are pressed, this does not permanently resolve the hernia. In addition, because hernias typically worsen over time, the patient should consult a surgeon after a hernia has been identified. Surgical hernia repair is considered a standard of care for this pathology and is one of the most common surgical procedures across U.S. By repairing hernia with mesh (compared to suture alone), the recurrence rate of the hernia is dramatically reduced.

Keep in mind, some hernias can cause serious health complications, so if you think you may have one, it is important to see your doctor for a complete medical evaluation.

Gore’s general surgical products are designed to work with your body’s own tissues, helping to reduce complications from hernias following surgery.