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Smoking and hernia surgery

There are hernia surgeons who refuse to do hernia surgery on smokers. This is rediculous. Even smokers who have a hernia need their hernia repaired for the same reasons as non-smokers. Their chances of having a good outcome is about the same as a non-smoker. They are at slightly higher risk of a recurrence but so what. This is no reason to deny hernia surgery.

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