Hernia repair operations are among the most common in the world. New techniques and materials have made them quicker and easier, but some patients end up with bad reactions to the surgical mesh that is used. We talk with an expert about hernias, operations and avoiding problems with surgical mesh that might crop up months or years later. (Wonder how to make a wise decision on whether you need a hernia operation? There’s an app for that.)
Long-term effects can be quite unexpected. Who would imagine that medicines widely used to treat heartburn or GERD (reflux) would boost a person’s likelihood of heart disease? Find out about the long-term side effects of medications and share your own experience by calling 888-472-3366 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org between 7 and 8 am EDT.
Guest: B. Todd Heniford, MD, FACS, is Chief of the Division of Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Co-Director of the Carolinas Laparoscopic and Advanced Surgery Program and Director of the Carolinas Hernia Center at Carolinas HealthCare System in Charlotte, NC. He is also Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The app he and his team invented is called CeQOL.
Dr. Heniford was recently awarded “Most Wired Innovator” by Hospital and Health Networks (H&HN’s) magazine for his innovative use of the CeQOL app. He will be recognized at the 2013 Leadership Summit.
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