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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

It saved and changed my life. Really!

My Dearest Dr. Brown,

First, thank you so much for the care you provided me during the exam and surgery for a hernia and adductor tendon rupture. It saved and changed my life. Really!

Once I had appropriate PT to address lost muscle mass and gait abnormalities, I was able to hike Vermont’s tallest peak and return to yoga.

With eternal gratitude,


You have literally saved my life

Dear Dr. Brown,

You helped me a couple years ago get the diagnosis I’ve been searching for for years by referring me to Dr. Dean Matsuda. You called me and talked with me on the phone on your own dime. You read all my information and long story. At the time I thought I had either a sports hernia or osteitis pubis. It turned out to be hip FAI. This is unheard of for me in the medical industry — what you did, helping a complete stranger with profiting from it. You have literally saved my life as I am almost a couple years after surgery with all my major pains gone.

I just want to let you know it was you who changed my life by taking the time to help me. You are a true life saver, a real genuine altruistic person. My sister, mother and I actually…

We are very grateful and appreciate your skill, knowledge, and helpfulness

Dear Dr. Brown and Staff,

We would like to thank you for the positive experience we had at both your office and at the surgery center.

We feel very fortunate to have found you to do the needed repair!  The kindness, skill, and follow-up were very complete. It was wonderful to be treated in such a human way, especially for medical treatment. We are very grateful and appreciate your skill, knowledge, and helpfulness.

Many blessings and to your own wellness and joy.



7 Ways to Prepare for Your Non-Mesh Hernia Repair Surgery

The healthier you are prior to having non-mesh hernia repair, the better and quicker your recovery will go. After dealing with the pain and inconvenience of living with a hernia, no matter how long or short a time, you’re looking forward to getting back into your regular routine. Here are seven of Dr. William Brown’s best tips for preparing for non-mesh hernia surgery.

Tips To Prepare For Hernia Surgery 

1. Quit smoking three months before your surgery
If you do nothing else to prepare your body for a successful recovery, do this one thing. Your body requires strong collagen to repair itself, and nothing weakens collagen like smoking does. If you smoke, you are taking a significant risk for the hernia repair to fail. Coughing associated with smoking also endangers your repair. A smoker’s cough contracts muscles in your abdomen. The strain can pull out sutures before you have a…

What You Should Know About the McVay Technique

McVay Technique for Non-Mesh Hernia Repair

Femoral hernias are more common in women than in men. It develops from a hole underneath the inguinal ligament. Most hernia repairs depend on an intact inguinal ligament, and for this reason most hernia repairs will not work when there is a femoral hernia. The McVay operation uses Cooper’s Ligament instead of the inguinal ligament and is the best operation for femoral hernias or when the inguinal ligament has been damaged.

The McVay operation is more painful than the other operations and thus is reserved for situations in which the inguinal ligament has been damaged or when a femoral hernia is present.

Knowing that the McVay method will make your recovery longer and more uncomfortable, you can be proactive to minimize both by preparing ahead of surgery. Of course, Dr. Brown and his staff can answer all your questions about the McVay technique…

Researching Non-Mesh Hernia Repair?

What You Need to Know About the Desarda Technique

Overusing the muscles, a chronic cough, an accident that rips the muscle, etc. can tear the lower abdominal muscles resulting in a direct inguinal hernias. Whatever the reason, the muscles are damaged. Since the surgeon is now dealing with damaged tissues it is important the surgeon is familiar with multiple techniques so best method can be chosen to fix the problem.

Having performed hernia repair surgeries and developed specialized recovery programs since 1999, Dr. William Brown is known across the U.S. and many other countries for his expertise. Weekend warriors, professional athletes from the NFL, AFL, NBA, NBL and the United States Soccer League, as well as non-athletes seek Dr. Brown’s opinion due to his knowledge of all repair techniques and choose his non-mesh approach to surgical hernia repair.

There are five major hernia repair techniques, and many more when you…

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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.

Locations: (Fremont is the Main Office)

Fremont Office:
39470 Paseo Padre Parkway, Suite 2
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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