Do you have a hernia?

JBR Clinical Research is looking for individuals with hernia for our upcoming hernia studies.

Qualified patients with an inguinal hernia may receive no cost hernia repair and pain medication

JBR Clinical Research is looking for individuals that have been diagnosed with an inguinal hernia.

Why participate in this clinical research study?

Clinical studies are the fastest and safest way to find the effectiveness of pain medications that work and are only possible with the help of participants like you. Compensation varies by study, time involved, and whether you complete all visits and procedures in the study. Every volunteer study at JBR Clinical Research is approved and monitored by an Institutional Review Board (IRB) to make sure the risks are as low as possible and are worth any potential benefits to the volunteer.

What to expect.

Patients that qualify for the study, will receive no cost hernia repair surgery by our board-certified surgeon in our state-of-the-art facility, along with no cost investigational pain relief medication, study related care, and be compensated for their time and travel.

To be considered for the hernia study, please fill out the form below or call 801-261-2000.


Who Can Participate?

  • Ages 18 and older
  • Male and female
  • Healthy
  • Is scheduled to undergo an inguinal herniorrhaphy

Participants May Receive:

  • No cost hernia repair
  • No cost investigational pain relief medication
  • Receive study related care
  • Compensation for time and travel

Questions? Call

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State of the Art Facilities

JBR Clinical Research is Utah’s premier clinical research organization. For over 30 years, we’ve helped improve the quality of life for everyone by researching new medications and treatments. Our state-of-the-art facilities are held to the highest standards of cleanliness and quality.

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Board Certified Physicians

Your safety and comfort is our greatest concern. Every procedure at JBR Clinical Research is overseen by expert medical staff and performed by some of the most well-respected board-certified physicians in the industry, each with many years of experience in their respective specialties.

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Standard Procedures

Rest assured, you are not signing up for an “experimental” procedure. JBR Clinical Research only performs standard procedures as if you were at any other hospital or clinic. Our research is focused on the pain medication associated with that procedure.   


What is an Inguinal Hernia?

An inguinal hernia is more common in men and usually occurs in the inguinal canal in the groin where the spermatic cord enters the scrotum. In women, the inguinal canal is where the ligament attaches to the uterus.

What Causes an Inguinal Hernia?

An inguinal hernia occurs when soft tissue–usually part of the membrane lining the abdominal cavity (omentum) or part of the intestine–protrudes through a weak point in the abdominal muscles. When pressure is exerted in the abdomen, it increases pressure on the weak spot and can be painful. The pressure and resulting pain may be caused by:

  • Straining during bowel movements
  • Strenuous physical activity like lifting something heavy
  • Chronic cough or sneezing
  • Pregnancy
  • Ascites (Fluid build-up in the abdomen)
  • Aging
Hernia Treatment Options

Not all hernias need immediate surgery, but if you are experiencing pain or your hernia is growing, you may need hernia surgery. Hernias can be repaired surgically or laparoscopically (a minimally invasive procedure).

If you are interested in finding out if you could be a candidate for any future healthy volunteer studies, please fill out the form on this page. A representative from JBR Clinical Research will be in contact with you when a study is available to discuss your eligibility and the next steps.

See if you qualify for this study

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