Inguinal hernia: is surgery always necessary?
Epublication WebSurg.com, Nov 2016;16(11). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/lt03enpark007
In this lecture, Dr. Adrian Park demonstrates the main indications of hernia repair surgery and also outlines the pros and cons of a surgical intervention. He looks into the safety of watchful waiting in asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic inguinal hernias and into delaying surgical repair until symptoms increase. He also highlights the technical easiness and benefits of elective interventions versus emergent repairs.