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Groin Hernia Repair
What is a groin hernia repair?

Groin hernia repair is surgery to repair weakness in the abdominal wall or groin. The bowel that is pushing through the weak area is pushed back into its normal place.

Hiatal Hernia
What is a hiatal hernia?

A hiatal hernia is a condition in which part of the stomach pokes through the diaphragm up into the chest. (The diaphragm is a muscle that helps you breathe. It normally separates the abdominal cavity from the chest cavity.) Hiatal hernias are common after middle age. They do not often cause problems.