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There are nearly 1 million hernia surgeries performed each year in the US1. It is important for both patients and health care professionals to have the most complete and current information available. Each link contains information to help you make important decisions regarding hernias and hernia repair.

Patient Information

This site provides information about hernias and hernia repair so that you can make informed decisions about your health care. 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.

Health Care Professional

Its important to select the right products for each clinical scenario. This site provides information to Health Care Providers on the science behind permanent and non-permanent biomaterials in abdominal surgery.

1 "Global Markets for Hernia Repair Devices 2009" from the Millennium Research Group, Report Code : MR001266