Whether your needs are common or complex, you’ll get the most experienced team at Hartford HealthCare. We know that every patient is unique and our “team-based approach” focuses on the development of a personalized treatment plan to fit your health and lifestyle needs.

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Hernia Repair that Holds Up to Real Life

The hernia specialists at Hartford HealthCare approach hernia repair as a team. We work together to provide safe, effective hernia repair personalized for your specific needs. We use proven technology and advanced surgical techniques to ensure the best possible outcome. If you have been diagnosed with a hernia by your provider and advised to consider surgery, we are here to help.

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Our Experienced Hernia Care Team

Our team of experts - including general surgeons, plastic surgeons, colorectal surgeons, skilled advanced practitioners, physical therapists, registered dieticians, behavioral health specialists and expert nursing staff - offer the most advanced surgical techniques and comprehensive care for complex hernia disease. This approach is designed to reduce the risk of recurrence and other complications and help you return to the best possible state of abdominal core health.

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What is a hernia?

A hernia is a defect, or hole, in the abdominal muscle or tissue. They typically develop in areas of natural weakness in the abdominal wall or sites of previous surgery.

Why do hernias occur?

Hernias can occur as a result of weaknesses that may have been present since birth. In addition repetitive, chronic or severe strain of the abdominal wall can cause hernias. Risk factors include:

• Heavy lifting
• Chronic cough
• Constipation
• Obesity
• Pregnancy
• Prior abdominal surgical procedures

Types of Hernias

• Inguinal (groin)
• Femoral
• Umbilical
• Incisional
• Epigastric
• Hiatal
• Paraesophageal
• Spigelian
• Lumbar
• Obturator
• Parastomal


Hernia Repair

Surgical repair is the only effective treatment for hernias. Hernias will not get better on their own and they can grow larger and possibly more serious over time.

There are 2 primary categories of hernia surgery:

Open surgery – this involves an incision over or near the location of the hernia and the hernia is closed with stitches and the possible use of mesh for reinforcement.

Minimally invasive (Laparoscopic and Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic) – Many hernias can be repaired using minimally invasive techniques. This involves smaller incisions and can lead to a faster recovery, less pain and decreased risk of infection.

Because every hernia is different, each technique requires an experienced, specialized team who can personalize your care.

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Hartford HealthCare has a team of experienced professionals who are dedicated to hernia repair and restoration of abdominal core health. This includes of team of specialists that will work in partnership to provide a comprehensive treatment plan. This is a major advantage of having your procedure at Hartford HealthCare.

Let’s discuss the best option for you, with a consultation with one of our surgeons. Call now to request a call-back from one of our coordinators.

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Meet Our Hernia Specialists

Casillas, Sergio Rafael, MD
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
General Surgery
HHC Institute
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
330 Washington Street Suite 410
Norwich, CT 06360
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  • 326 Washington Street
    Norwich, CT 06360
  • 196 Parkway South Suite 201B
    Waterford, CT 06385
Offers Video Medicine
Daoud, Vladimir Paul, MD
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
General Surgery
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group at Hartford Hospital
85 Seymour Street Suite 415
Hartford, CT 06106
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  • 376 Tolland Turnpike Suite 202
    Manchester, CT 06042
  • 10 Jolley Drive Suite 101
    Bloomfield, CT 06002
Offers Video Medicine
Dyatlov, Artem, MD, FACS
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
General Surgery
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group at St. Vincent's Medical Center
2660 Main Street Suite 110
Bridgeport, CT 06606
More Locations
  • 205 Sub Way Suite 200
    Milford, CT 06461
Offers Video Medicine
Friedman, Danielle, MD, FACS
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
General Surgery
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group at St. Vincent's Medical Center
2660 Main Street Suite 110
Bridgeport, CT 06606
More Locations
  • 60 Danbury Road Suite 101
    Wilton, CT 06897
Offers Video Medicine
Kaml, Gary James, MD
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
Critical Care Surgery
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
330 Washington Street Suite 420
Norwich, CT 06360
Offers Video Medicine
McGeehin, William Hugh, MD
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
General Surgery
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital
538 Litchfield Street Suite 201
Torrington, CT 06790
More Locations
  • 7 Felicity Lane
    Torrington, CT 06790
Offers Video Medicine
Shaikh, Inam Ahmed, MD
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
General Surgery
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital
538 Litchfield Street Suite 201
Torrington, CT 06790
Offers Video Medicine
Tishler, Darren Scott, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
Bariatric Surgery
HHC Institute
Hartford HealthCare Medical & Surgical Weight Loss Center
330 Western Boulevard 2nd Floor
Glastonbury, CT 06033
More Locations
  • 256 North Main Street
    Manchester, CT 06042
Offers Video Medicine