Parastomal Hernia Rates and Exercise After Ostomy Surgery

Video Author:Jemin Park, M.D. • Samantha J. Rivard, M.D. • Lillias Maguire, M.D. • Christopher Varlamos, B.S. • Ashley Duby, M.S. • Samantha Hendren, M.D., M.P.H.

Published on:May 23, 2023

Parastomal hernia rates remain high in modern surgical practice. This study shows an association between patients’ physical activity and the presence of a parastomal hernia, with a higher rate among patients who exercise less.