Hernia Repair

Think you might have a hernia?

Our team of five experienced surgeons perform minimally invasive laparoscopic, robotic assisted and open surgical repair of several types of hernias and specialize in complex and recurrent hernia repair.

Hernias are a frequently occurring condition in both men and women. A hernia will not heal on its own. Surgery is needed to repair the defect in the abdominal wall. If not treated, a hernia can get larger. It can also lead to serious medical complications. The good news is that hernia surgery can be done quickly and safely, and in most cases, you can go home the same day as your surgery. Many hernia repairs are now being performed using robotic surgery which provides better outcomes, shorter recovery times, less infection and less need for pain medications.

If you experience abdominal pain or bulging when lifting, coughing, urinating or during other activities, you may have a hernia. A hernia is a condition in which an organ or other structure protrudes through a weak part of tissue or muscle. In some cases, a hernia can create a visible lump or bulge in the skin. A hernia repair returns the organ or structure to its proper place and fixes the weakened area of muscle or tissue.

Our expertly trained surgeons provide the best, patient-centered hernia repair. We continue to use proven advances that yield the least possible discomfort and the fastest possible recovery.

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Meet Our Team

HerniaTest2.jpgJerry Thom, age 66

“There was no recovery, I didn’t even feel like I had surgery,” said Jerry Thom, age 66, who recently underwent a minimally invasive approach at CRMC to repair a hernia. “I had open inguinal hernia repair in North Dakota about six months earlier and that resulted in a seven-week recovery with an enormous amount of pain, bruising and swelling. I was at a family reunion this summer when my sister, a CRMC nurse, said you should have come to us because we don’t do open procedures and you’ll recover much faster. She was right, in CRMC’s surgery I received only three little prick holes, had no discomfort and didn’t need pain medication. I left the hospital the same day and within two days was on a drive to Arizona for the winter. CRMC is a small hospital but they are on top of things and do a tremendous job."

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