A hernia bulge may or may not disappear when lying down, and may or may not cause pain. If left untreated a hernia may increase in size over time. Certain hernias can lead to more serious conditions such as intestinal blockage.

An operation is the only way to repair a hernia. Most hernias are now repaired using some form of patch material to cover and reinforce the defect site. This patching provides a durable repair with a low recurrence risk, and decreased post –operative pain.

At Winchester Hernia Center we specialize in using outpatient minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques, whenever appropriate, to repair the abdominal wall. This approach allows prompt return to work and recreational activities with little or no restrictions, minimal pain, and optimal cosmesis. When necessary, more complex techniques to separate and reposition the abdominal wall tissues may be used.

Dr. Thomas Marfing has been providing hernia repair surgery, in Winchester, for over 22 years. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Hernia Society.


Patient Testimonial:
“…I have to say, I was more than a little nervous when I was told I needed a hernia repair, but Dr. Marfing did everything to alleviate my fears. He was always kind & caring and thoroughly explained everything to me in a language I could understand…”

Audrey S. / 51 years old