Are you experiencing pain in your side or abdomen? Do you have bulge in the same area? You may have a hernia. 

Using minimially invasive techniques, our team of skilled surgeons have helped 1000s of patients remove their hernia. Valued as experts in their field, our doctors are nationally recognized as mentors in hernia removal techniques. Learn the facts about hernias, the surgical options available, and request an appointment with our team so you can get back to moving, working, and living. 


Learn the Facts

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Symptoms

  • Buldge, pain, and/or swelling in your groin or abdomen area

  • Experiencing pain when you lift, cough, or bend over
  • In the beginning stages, you can push the buldge back in
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Causes

  • Strenuous heavy lifting
  • Chronic Coughing and/or constipation
  • Damage from injury or previous surgery
  • Failure of the abdominal wall to close after pregnancy
  • Personal or family history of hernias
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Ways to Diagnose

  • MRI
  • Physical Exam
  • CT Scan
  • X-Ray

Types of Hernias

  • Hiatal Hernia - a condition where your stomach is pushing through your diaphram muscle. 

  • Epigastric Hernia - a condition which occurs when you have a weak spot in your abdominal wall and fat is pushing through the abdomen, between the umbilicous (belly button) and sternum. 
  • Umbilical Hernia - often found in infants when the abdominal walls don't join together completely and the intestine are pushing through the belly button. 
  • Incisional Hernia - a condition where intestines are pushing through a patients surgical would that hasn't incompletely healed.
  • Inguinal Hernia - when soft tissue buldges through a weak spot in the abdominal wall.
  • Femoral Hernia - an uncommon type of hernia that appears in the inner upper part of the thigh or groin. 
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Treating Severe Hernias

Giant Hernias

Have you noticed your hernia increasing in size? Or did you recently have surgery to repair your hernia and it wasn't successful? Both of these scenarios can lead to giant hernias and can not only increase the level of pain but also leave you feeling hopeless. With experience treating hernias of all shapes, sizes, and types, we are committed to helping you find a solution towards recovery.

Abdominal wall reconstruction

If you continue to face ongoing hernias, your abdominal wall can be severely weakened by the ongoing trauma. As a result, we can perform a surgery to reconstruction your abdominal wall and reinforce your muscles, organs, and health. This reconstructive surgery is completed by repositioning the muscles in your abdomen and securing your inner intestines with a mesh. 

Having a hernia isn’t hopeless. No matter how severe your condition is, we can find a hernia repair solution that is right for your body.
— Dr. Anthony Foley

Surgical Repair Options

Every body is unique, which is why we personally meet with you to create the best solution to remove your hernia. 

Robotic Surgery

Laparoscopic Surgery

Open Surgery