Well I am 31 yr old male and have had gerd and the hernia since I was about 15. Over the last several years I have had a cpl bouts of severe anemia and have causing the need for blood transfusions and iv iron treatments. After having all the test you can imagine ran they finally came to an agreement that the bleeding is probably coming from ulcers related to the hernia. The Dr informed me that he generally does the partial wraps on his patients and that is what is to be expected. Over all I feel pretty good about the procedure, the recovery is what has the nerves up a little. Procedure will be done a tmf in tyler tx.