The Doctors: Complacency Health Risks
Being complacent can allow minor health problems to escalate, with serious consequences. Ignoring a hernia could damage your internal organs.
Dr. Travis Stork said sometimes Complacency is fine, but over time it can lead people to the ER.
The Drs TV: BARS Hernia Procedure
If you suffer from Hernia pain, there is a new surgery that could give you relief. Dr. Andrew Elkwood explained the BARS procedure, which stands for Boney Anchored Reinforcement Surgery.
He explained that this process reconstructs the abdominal wall, anchoring the hernia repair to bone so it stays in place. It also shifts the weight of the organs into the Pelvis. They actually drill a hole in the bone to anchor the reconstruction.
BARS Procedure Results
Dr. Andrew Ordon explained that a Hernia is a weakness inside the body, when tissue moves around internally. Dr. Jim Sears said muscle tends to hold your internal anatomy together, but when muscle layers separate, it causes a hernia.
Dr. Elkwood was in the studio audience to talk about candidates for the BARS Procedure. He explained that it’s designed for chronic hernia sufferers who have had multiple corrective operations.
The process sews a patch into the bone, keeping it in place. By redirecting the weight of whatever is causing the Hernia, doctors hope this can prevent Hernias from reoccurring.
Strangulated Hernia Risks
Dr. Andrew said this process works by changing the shape of the Abdominal Contents, keeping them from shifting out of place. Dr. Elkwood said recurrent Hernias could have serious complications, including death, in the case of a Strangulated Hernia.
Dr. Travis said a Strangulated Hernia can lead to emergency surgery or super infection. “If you have a hernia and suddenly it becomes more painful, you need to go get it checked out right then and there,” he said.
BARS Procedure Patient Results
Audience member Shannon had the BARS Procedure to relieve her hernia. She said she feels great after the procedure. Her hernia pain was horrible, and she said multiple surgeons turned her away.
Finally, Dr. Elkwood and the BARS Procedure helped Shannon find relief. Her history of Cesarean sections likely weakened her abdominal muscles, leading to her chronic pain.