Smoking and hernia surgery
Doctor says no smoking


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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