miVIP Blog - General Surgery

Addressing Patients’ Concerns About Surgical Mesh in Hernia Repair

It is estimated that more than 1 million abdominal and groin hernia repairs are performed in the United States each year. Surgical mesh — the prosthetic material frequently used to cover and reinforce the herniated area during surgery — has been around more than 50 years, and has long been regarded as the “gold standard”…

After Years of Chronic Acid Reflux, Surgery Turned My Life Around

I suffered from chronic heartburn for years. I tried every over-the-counter antacid medication available, but those just weren’t strong enough for me. A friend told me that if I modified my diet by cutting down on acid-producing foods and stopped eating immediately before going to bed, I might find some relief. Those changes helped a…