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Major (Open) Hernia Repair (Fraser Health) [English] Permalink Public

You are having surgery (an operation) to repair your hernia. A hernia happens when tissue or an organ (such as the intestine) squeezes through a weak spot in the surrounding muscle or tissues. It results in a bulge. The weak spot is from a weakness in the muscle from previous surgery. (English) Colour

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Diagnosis and Therapy:
  • Surgery and Procedures
Disorders and Conditions:
  • Surgery
  • Abdomen,
  • Incision,
  • Scarring,
  • Operation,
  • Abdominal,
  • Ventral,
  • Scar
  • Adults
  • Surgical Services
Revision Date:
January 12, 2021
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