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, or request an appointment online.

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Meet Our Hernia Specialists

Aurangzeb Ali

 

General Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical Group at MidState Medical Center
Meriden, CT 06451
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Meriden, CT 06450
David Aughton

4.9

General Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical Group at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital
Torrington, CT 06790
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Winsted, CT 06098
Torrington, CT 06790
Huseyin Nail Aydin

4.8

Surgical Oncology

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute
Willimantic, CT 06226
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Tolland, CT 06084
Aziz Benbrahim

4.9

Bariatric Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical Group at MidState Medical Center Department of General and Colorectal Surgery
Meriden, CT 06451
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North Haven, CT 06473
Meriden, CT 06450
Plainville, CT 06062
Meriden, CT 06450
Lindsay Bliss

4.8

Surgical Oncology

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT 06106
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Enfield, CT 06082
Bloomfield, CT 06002
Sergio Casillas

4.9

General Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical Group Specialty Care
Norwich, CT 06360
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Waterford, CT 06385
Norwich, CT 06360
Chike Chukwumah

4.9

General Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical Group at Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT 06106
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Manchester, CT 06042
Avon, CT 06001
David Coletti

4.9

General Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
Norwich, CT 06360
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Mystic, CT 06355
David Curtis

 

Hepatobiliary and Surgical Oncology

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT 06106
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West Hartford, CT 06107
Manchester, CT 06042
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Vladimir Daoud

 

General Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical Group at Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT 06106
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Manchester, CT 06042
Bloomfield, CT 06002
Terrence Donahue

4.8

Hand Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
Berlin, CT 06037
Nicholas Dugan

4.9

Bariatric Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical Group Specialty Care
Shelton, CT 06484
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Bridgeport, CT 06606
Milford, CT 06461
Fairfield, CT 06824
Artem Dyatlov

4.8

General Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical Group at St. Vincent's Medical Center
Bridgeport, CT 06606
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Milford, CT 06461
Wilton, CT 06897
Emilia Genova

5

General Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical Group Specialty Care
Trumbull, CT 06611
Timothy Gostkowski

4.8

General Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical Group at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital
Torrington, CT 06790
Timothy Goundrey

 

General Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical Group Specialty Care
Plainville, CT 06062
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Southington, CT 06489
Edward Hannoush

4.7

Bariatric Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical & Surgical Weight Loss Center
Option #1 for Bariatrics.
Glastonbury, CT 06033
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Bloomfield, CT 06002
Farmington, CT 06032
Vijay Jayaraman

4.8

General Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
Norwich, CT 06360
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Waterford, CT 06385
Pawcatuck, CT 06379
Gary Kaml

 

Critical Care Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
Norwich, CT 06360
Peter Leff

4.9

General Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical Group at MidState Medical Center
Meriden, CT 06451
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Meriden, CT 06450
Robert McCallum

4.8

General Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
Putnam, CT 06260
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Plainfield, CT 06374
Willimantic, CT 06226
Willimantic, CT 06226
Tolland, CT 06084
William McGeehin

4.9

General Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical Group at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital
Torrington, CT 06790
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Torrington, CT 06790
Tamara Myers

 

General Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute
Willimantic, CT 06226
Rocco Orlando

 

General Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical Group at Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT 06106
Pavlos Papasavas

4.9

Bariatric Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical & Surgical Weight Loss Center
Option #1 for Bariatrics.
Glastonbury, CT 06033
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Hartford, CT 06106
Bloomfield, CT 06002
Farmington, CT 06032
Ajay Ranade

 

General Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical Group at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital
Torrington, CT 06790
Alexandra Sanowski-Bell

4.9

General Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical Group at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital
Torrington, CT 06790
Kenneth Schwartz

4.9

General Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical Group at MidState Medical Center
Meriden, CT 06451
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Cheshire, CT 06410
Southington, CT 06489
Inam Shaikh

4.9

General Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical Group at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital
Torrington, CT 06790
Mia Shapiro

4.6

Bariatric Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical & Surgical Weight Loss Center
Uncasville, CT 06382
Darren Tishler

4.9

Bariatric Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical & Surgical Weight Loss Center
Option #1 for Bariatrics.
Glastonbury, CT 06033
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Manchester, CT 06042