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Your Guide to Understanding Sports Hernias and the
 Medical Treatment of
 Sports Hernias
by William Brown, MD
Advanced Medical Treatment for Sports Related Hernias

An Overview of an Inguinal Hernia

There are approximately one million hernia operations performed annually in the U.S.  With that many inguinal hernia repair operations being done every year, you would think that the surgery would have been perfected by now and that all the results would be excellent.  Unfortunately, that is not the case.  Especially in young athletes, the laparoscopic hernia repairs and the open mesh repairs are placing the patients at increased risk for long-term complications.

What is a Hernia?

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall.  This hole allows some of the intra-abdominal contents to pop out through the abdominal wall and create a bulge underneath the skin.  The small intestines are the most common organ to slide out through the hole, but the large intestines, the omentum, and pelvic organs can also protrude.  The hole can be a result of a congenital defect or the result of tearing of the muscles.  The most common site of a hernia is the inguinal region.

Learn more about Dr. Brown’s approach to hernia repair without mesh. Contact Dr. Brown today.

William Brown, MD
Sports Hernia Specialist

Dr. Brown has been performing sports hernia surgeries and providing specialized rehabilitation programs since 1999.

His clients include the San Jose Sharks, San Jose Sabercats and the San Jose Earthquakes sports teams as well as athletes from the NFL, AFL, NBA, NBL and the United States Soccer League. Athletes from all over the United States as well as from 15 foreign countries have sought out Dr. Brown's expertise.

Locations: (Fremont is the Main Office)

Fremont Office:
39470 Paseo Padre Pkwy
Fremont, CA 94538
Phone: (510) 793-2404
Fax: (510) 793-1320

Monterey Office:
1011 Cass Street, Suite 115
Monterey, CA 93940

Palo Alto Office:
151 Forest Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301

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