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Comprehensive Hernia Center

The Comprehensive Hernia Center at UW Health at The American Center is equipped to provide care to all patients with hernias and complications of hernia surgery. Our experienced surgeons perform nearly 500 hernia operations each year, treating all types of hernias, and have special expertise in high-complexity and repeat patients.
Types of Hernias
  • Common hernias: Epigastric, femoral, flank, hiatal, incisional, inguinal, lumbar, obturator, umbilical
  • Groin pain: Sports hernia, post-hernia repair
  • Recurrent hernia
  • Large, loss-of-domain hernias
  • Complex hernias due to compromised abdominal wall, subxiphoid, suprapubic, lumbar hernias or other complication
Hernia Treatments
Our Comprehensive Hernia Center offers the full complement of technology and treatment options. Patients have access to all options for hernia repair, from mesh or biologics to full abdominal wall reconstruction in both open and minimally-invasive techniques.
From Our Doctors: Comprehensive Hernia Clinic
Groin and Ventral Hernias