New methods for treating hernias

AUSTIN (KXAN)- Dr. John Eckford from Scott and White – Round Rock joins Erin Cargile to talk the latest methods for treating hernias.

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, 5 million Americans suffer from hernias. Approximately 700,000 hernia repairs are performed in the U.S. each year.

New methods aim to reduce the risk of a hernia coming back and faster healing with less pain.

If you think you may have a hernia and would like to set up a consultation, you can call the Scott & White Hernia Center in Round Rock at 512-509-7942. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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