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Sports Hernia and the Older Athlete New York, NY

Sports Hernia and the Older Athlete

Older Patient New York, Ny

Kudos to the older athlete who works to keep the body in shape and continues with their beloved sport into the senior years. Not many people are willing or able to push on with sports like that. They throw in the towel years before either due to aches and pains, or maybe the demands of… Read More

3 Lifestyle Changes to Make After Hernia Surgery

Surgical Procedures New York NY

Typically, the only way to correct a hernia is through surgery. Once you have hernia surgery, you will want to be proactive about preventing another hernia from developing. There are certain changes you can make in your daily life that can help you avoid hernia surgery in the future. Here are three lifestyle changes you… Read More

Could You Suffer from an Occult Hernia?

An athletic woman with pain in stomach caused by hernia.

Any time you experience ongoing pain in your groin or pelvic area, it is cause for concern. More intense than the occasional stomach ache, this pain is recurring and sometimes sharp, especially when standing or using the abdominal muscles. Pain in this area of the body can be caused by numerous issues or problems, so… Read More


Young athletic woman in white underwear keeps her hands on her stomach.

There are a variety of reasons why the abdominal wall may lose function. Childbirth with its resultant stretching and changing of the structure of the muscles and fascia is the most common reason in females. Other reasons in all populations include obesity and weight loss (from surgery or otherwise), prior abdominal surgery, and prior trauma.… Read More

3 things to make you live longer – you never would have guessed.

Happily smiling woman

Most things which help longevity are obvious and have been known for a long time. A smart sensible diet, moderation, good genetics, positive attitude are all components of promoting a long life. Obvious, right? But there are some things you may never have logically surmised. The first is caring for others. Recent studies point to… Read More

5 important foods after surgery

healthy foods

Although all surgeries are different and all patients unique, there are common components to every operation. For example, in all procedures, there is some degree of tissue disruption and a subsequent healing process. The healing process is greater in larger procedures, and smaller in lesser, more minimally invasive ones. But in all, there is a… Read More

The best decision a parent can make for their child-athlete

Child athletes during warm up before the training.

Having your child take part in athletics is important. We’ve all heard about the health, psychological, and social benefits. As a surgeon who takes care of a good many teens with sports injuries, I have an insight into one aspect of the young athlete and it is advice I dispense frequently: Have your child play… Read More

Good Pain vs. Bad Pain

Kneeling runner holding his ankle.

My brother told me a while back that he is doing some kind of training regimen. You’ve all heard of the latest crazes–perhaps you are doing one or several of them yourselves. He wanted to know if the pain that he was feeling in his elbow was okay. After berating him for doing this type… Read More

Graded Body Rotation

Rugby players during the game.

Perhaps, if you are a football fan, you have recently seen Aaron Rodgers throw the football in some of the most exciting games of the season. What you may have noticed is that he is, indeed, quite spectacular. One reason, many have stated, is that he throws the ball with extreme power and accuracy. This,… Read More

Kids and Sports; Some Thoughts

happy kids

I always watch my kids playing organized sports with a mix of fascination, pride and, well, horror. Like all parents, I am fascinated by how good some of the kids are, and certainly I am proud of my own kids (I am a parent after all). But as a surgeon with a specialty in sports… Read More

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