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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

Old Surgeons vs Young Surgeons

Do Older Surgeons have Better Results than Younger Surgeons?

Dr Brown Hernia SpecialistThe last time I flew, the pilot was a 60 plus year old man with gray hair. It made me think, do I want and old and experienced pilot or would it be better and safer to have a young pilot. After all, my life was in his hands.

I ask myself that question all the time. Am I still mentally and physically capable to provide excellent care to my patients. Every time I examine a patient or perform an operation I ask myself is there a way that I can do this better. I truly believe that I am better surgeon now than when I first graduated.

Below is an article that compares the results of operations performed by young surgeons and older surgeons. I am glad to say that the gray haired surgeons had better results.  Old and experienced is better than young and strong.

BMJ Medical Journal: Age and sex of surgeons and mortality of older surgical patients: observational study

“Using national data on Medicare beneficiaries in the US, this study found that patients treated by older surgeons had lower mortality than patients treated by younger surgeons.”

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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.

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