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Conditions & Treatments

University Hospitals Surgeons Offer Advanced Hernia Treatment

The most common type of hernia occurs when there is a tear or weakness in the abdominal wall muscles and an organ (most often the intestines) or body fat may push out of its normal place in the abdomen. This bulge or protrusion is generally known as a hernia. Though hernias are often painless, they can cause discomfort and should never be ignored.

At the Comprehensive Hernia Center at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and several of our medical centers across Northeast Ohio, our nationally and internationally recognized surgeons are skilled in a number of different methods for optimal hernia repair, such as laparoscopic herniorrhaphy. Our surgical team has specialized training and experience in providing state-of-the-art surgical treatment for a variety of hernia problems from routine to the most complex hernia cases, including:

  • Abdominal (Ventral) Hernias
  • Femoral Hernias
  • Hiatal (Nissen Fundoplication, Paraesophageal) Hernias
  • Incisional Hernias
  • Groin (Inguinal) Hernias
  • Paraesophageal Hernias
  • Recurrent Hernia Repair
  • Specialized Hernia Surgery
  • Stomach (Epigastric) Hernias
  • Thigh (Femoral) Hernias
  • Umbilical Hernias
  • Ventral Hernias

Robotic Surgery for Hernia Repair

The hernia surgeons at UH sometimes use robotic surgery technology for repairing certain types of hernia, including inguinal, paraesophageal and ventral hernias, as well as hernia revision surgery and complex mesh removal. Our team utilizes the da Vinci robotic surgery system to deliver expert hernia repair. With this technology, our surgeons manipulate a set of advanced surgical tools through just a few tiny incisions with greater precision and range of motion than with traditional open hernia repair. Advantages of robotic surgery may include less blood loss, lower risk of complications and reduced pain. Surgery with da Vinci technology can also mean shorter hospital stays and faster recovery.