The online Health Library of Stony Brook Medicine offers information about the conditions our hernia surgeons treat, as well as information on the procedures they perform.
This information benefits our patients. It educates them so that they can better participate in their surgical care, before and after it. It helps them to make the best choices of treatment.
More information is available, upon request, from our faculty and staff. Consultations with our surgeons provide an opportunity to gain specific information and learn about one’s treatment options.
The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) offers this information for patients about the minimally-invasive laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair:
In addition, we have a growing series of online FAQs to help patients understand the various treatment options for hernias that we provide:
- FAQs about Hernias and Their Treatment
- FAQs about Mesh in Hernia Repairs
- FAQs about the Shouldice Hernia Repair
We will offer more FAQs in the future, as our faculty continue to respond to questions from our patients.