Dr. Jacob edited The SAGES Manual of Groin Pain along with Dr. Bruce Ramshaw, Dr. David C. Chen, and Dr. Shirin Towfigh. The manual provides surgeons with a comprehensive guide to all aspects of groin pain they might encounter at their practices. In addition to serving as an editor, Dr. Jacob also contributed as an author to several chapters, including “Chronic Post-inguinal Herniorrhaphy Pain: A Patient’s Perspective” (co-authored with David C. Chen) and “Right Inguinal Hernia with Osteitis Pubis: A Case Report of Osteitis Pubis and Ipsilateral Inguinal Hernia” (co-authored with Naif A. Al-Enazi).
Laparoscopic Surgical Center of New York would like to congratulate Dr. Jacob on the latest of his many impressive career accomplishments.
About The SAGES Manual of Groin Pain
The SAGES Manual of Groin Pain deals with inguinodynia, the clinical term for groin pain, in a comprehensive manner. The first two parts of the manual divide groin pain into two broad categories: primary groin pain and secondary groin pain. Primary groin pain refers to pain unrelated to a surgical procedure, such as pain related to a sports or work injury. Secondary groin pain refers to pain related to a surgical procedure, such as hernia repair or orthopedic surgery. The third part of the manual delves into current debates regarding groin pain, while the fourth presents case reports and patients’ perspectives.
“If a reader takes away only one message from this entire manual,” write the four editors in the introductory chapter, “it is that the single most important steps in helping a patient with groin pain, even if they also present with a hernia bulge, is to take a full and detailed pain history that focuses on that pain complaint and includes information on the patient’s back, hip, groin, pubis, and legs… Document, document, and document some more.” Surgeons must recognize, the manual emphasizes, that not all groin pain can be attributed to a hernia or to post-hernia repair.
The SAGES Manual of Groin Pain is an outstanding complement to The SAGES Manual of Hernia Repair in the library of the modern surgeon. It was published by Springer International Publishing in 2016.
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