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Infant Inguinal Hernia

Infant Inguinal Hernia

Infant Inguinal Hernia

Although less common, inguinal hernias can occur in infants or young children. It is treated in the same fashion as in adults in that it requires an operation to repair, although typically we don't use mesh in the adolescent population. If your child does develop a hernia or is born with a hernia, it's not anything that you should be alarmed about. It can be treated easily and after the child recovers, they should have no other consequences from that.

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Kai Nishi, MD, FACS

Bariatric Surgery

  • Board Certified bariatric surgeon in Trauma Services and Surgical Intensive Care at Cedars-Sinai
  • Formerly the Assistant Director of the Cedars-Sinai Center for Minimally Invasive and Weight Loss Surgery
  • One of the principal investigators of the FDA trials on a new procedure called TOGA (incision-less weight loss surgery), and is one of only a handful of surgeons in the U.S. who have performed this procedure

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