Hernias in Children | Symptoms, Procedures, & Recovery

Parents
Hernias in children are common reasons why an otherwise healthy child might need to see a pediatric surgeon. But what is a hernia? Do you know the 2 most common types of hernias in children? In this video, Dr. Jesse Vrecenak answers these questions. Plus, she explains what you should look out for as a parent and what to expect if your child needs treatment.

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