I'm afraid that info shows just the face side of the moon.
So, on that page are the following statements:
> 5. Will my hernia go away?
> An untreated hernia will not get better on its own,
> although it may not get worse for months or even years.
> 6. What can I do to feel better?
> Limiting activity or eliminating excess weight may provide
> temporary relief. Wearing a truss or binder has also offered
> temporary relief. The only cure, however, is surgery.
It's clear that above is just official medical point of view. I agree it's a bit simplified there but they don't give you any hope for non-surgical treatment. There are many types of hernia and not all of them are strongly recommended for operation actually. I guess the patient must know the real reasons of his hernia. Then he'll be able to handle that situation himself. However after the operation risk of new hernia still stands..
-- Igor Gudymenko