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Successful hernia repair

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Larry Schroeder and Dr. Cancelada

Posted On: November 20, 2019 by Community HealthCare System in: Patient story

A hernia is a tear in the muscle surrounding the abdominal wall or groin that allows internal tissue or organs to protrude, creating bulges under the skin. Hernias are a common medical condition, and they can be painful, thus limiting physical activity. In some cases, a hernia can result in a bowel obstruction that causes nausea, vomiting, and bloating and can become a surgical emergency. Larry Schroeder recently had surgery at CHCS to repair a hernia. “I liked the care I received at CHCS because they were very friendly and caring about my needs before and after the surgery,” he said. Schroeder’s surgeon was Dr. David Cancelada. He thought both Dr. Cancelada and the surgery staff took excellent care of him. “I liked Dr. Cancelada’s personality. He was always positive! He has a great sense of humor and great smile,” Schroeder said. “The surgical staff knew their individual jobs very well and explained everything they were doing to get
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