Taipei Hernia Center

Physician Alpha(Din-Yu) Lin


  • Founder of “Joshua Healthcare Co., Ltd.”
  • Experience of more than 20,000 hernia repair surgery cases.
  • The unique “The Integrative Hernioplasty®: uses natural tissue to repair hernia and reduce the use of foreign implants.
  • Healing patients with hernias from more than 40 countries.

Treatment Advantages

  1. Natural tissue repairs hernia, reduces the use of mesh and avoids foreign implants that cause foreign body sensation or rejection.
  2. Minimally invasive small incisions, only about 2-4 cm, allow quick recovery and reduce scarring.
  3. Most patients can be discharged from the hospital and can be discharged about six hours after surgery.
  4. Local anesthesia is used in combination with sedation and sleep to reduce the risk and side effects of general anesthesia.
  5. No need of urinary catheters after surgery. Patients can get out of bed or eat after waking up.
  6. The real cure: 3D stereo muscle suture repair allows patients to return to normal activities after surgery.
  7. Low recurrence rate: only 0.2%

Founder of “Joshua Specialized International Medical Services”

Director of Taipei Hernia Surgery Center

Attending Physician at Urinary Surgery Division, Taipei Veterans General Hospital

Researcher at Albany Medical Center, New York, USA

Lecturer at National YangMing University

Comparison between traditional hernia surgery and new minimally invasive surgery

FeaturesNew minimally invasive hernia surgeryTraditional methods
Anesthesia riskLocal anesthesia + intravenous sedation
Local anesthesia is only required for the surgical site,
and the safety is higher than regional and general anesthesia.
Intravenous sedation is administered during surgery,
and patients can sleep comfortably during the surgery.
Traditional surgery requires regional or general anesthesia,
and the risk of anesthesia is high,
especially in those with advanced age and poor
cardiopulmonary function.
Recurrence rate0.2%,low recurrence rateThe recurrence rate for traditional tissue repair method is about 5-10%,
2-3% for mesh repair,
and 3-7% for laparoscopic hernia repair.
Surgical incision Minimal incisionThe size of the wound for the traditional tissue repair
method and artificial omental patch technique is
about 5-10 cm while the size of the wound for
endoscopic surgery is about three 1-2 cm incisions.
Foreign implantsMost surgeries do not need implantation of foreign
objects (reducing the permanent implantation of
foreign artificial omentum).
In about 95% of traditional surgeries,
foreign objects are used for reconstruction.
Length of staysDay surgery

→Recovery time is fast
Can eat immediately after surgery.
Can get up and walk immediately after surgery.
Can get up and use the toilet immediately after surgery.
Can be discharged six hours after surgery (can also
choose to recuperate and be discharged on the day
after surgery).
Can resume exercise three weeks after surgery.

Traditional surgery requires hospitalization for 2-3
Must fast for 8 hours after surgery.
Must lie down for 8 hours after surgery.
Ten to twenty percent of patients may have to have a
catheter inserted.
Discharged the next day or two days after surgery.
Strenuous exercise can be done three months after
Surgical painPainless or low degree of painTraditional postoperative:
Low to moderate degree of pain
ComplicationsVery fewDepends on the situation
Due to the regulations, this website must declare that the patient’s condition varies from person to person and the treatment effectiveness cannot be guaranteed to be 100%.
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