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What’s It Like? ... to get a hernia repaired

General surgeons frequently repair hernias. A hernia is simply a hole in the body in a place it doesn’t belong. Dr. Daniel Isbell, of Norman Regional Health System, explains what it’s like to have a hernia repaired.

BY JACLYN COSGROVE Published: October 7, 2012
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Why get a hernia repaired?

A hernia occurs when part of an internal organ comes through a weak area of muscle.

For example, a hernia in your abdomen might develop as a hole in the outer wall of the abdominal wall, a tough layer known as fascia, and part of the inside of your abdomen might start to poke through, creating a hernial sac.

Not all hernias need...

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