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Dr. Thomas Marfing

Winchester Hernia Center, Winchester Virginia - Hernia Repair & Hernia Surgery by the Experts

Dr. Marfing is a Board Certified General Surgeon who has been in private general surgical practice in Winchester, Virginia, since 1989. Dr. Marfing is a graduate of Duke University, and received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia (Virginia Commonwealth University). His General Surgery training was complete at Naval Regional Medical Center, Oakland, California, under the auspices of the University of California. He has completed over ten years active duty as a Medical Officer in the U. S. Navy. This included medical support deployments with the Third Marine Division, a one year tour as Ship’s Surgeon onboard USS Enterprise (CVN-65), and overseas deployment in surgical support of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Dr. Marfing is married and has three children. He and his family live in Frederick County, Virginia.

Dr. Marfing is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), and a Member of the American Hernia Society. He keeps himself current in the ever changing field of medicine, surgery and hernia related medicine through reading, conferences, and hands-on labs. He has always had a keen interest in the surgical repair of abdominal wall hernia — and has had four such hernia repairs himself!

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Staff

Winchester Hernia Center - Answers and Advice for your hernia repair questions

Our office is staffed by friendly, experienced, professionals, who understand that being seen in consultation for a possible hernia surgery can be a source of anxiety. We strive to offer appointments quickly, generally within 72 hours, since information and education are frequently the best antidote to this natural fear of the unknown. All emergencies are seen that same day.

Most of the hernia repairs we perform are done using the latest minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques, in an ambulatory outpatient setting. We will call you the next day, to be sure you are doing well, and to answer any questions about your hernia that may have arisen since your surgery.

We encourage phone calls to the office for simple questions and advice about either your hernia surgery or to discuss a possible hernia repair. However, in keeping with the highest level of medical practice, please realize we cannot truly practice quality medicine over the phone, and may recommend that you come to the office for evaluation. We want you to get the finest care, always.

Winchester Hernia Center Statistics (2013)

 

  • Dr. Marfing performed 269 hernia repair surgeries in calendar year 2013.
  • There were zero reportable surgical site (wound) infections.
  • One patient (0.37%) developed a localized wound hematoma following open inguinal hernia repair that required wound site re-exploration for evacuation of the hematoma. He was discharged home the next day, and recovered promptly.
  • One patient (0.37%) experienced a recurrence following laparoscopic hernia repair of a large inguinal hernia. This required open re-repair as an outpatient. To date, he is recovering well without sequelae. Since this occurrence, extra-large implantable mesh is now available for use, as needed, for particularly large inguinal hernia repair.
  • These statistics are consistent with a high-volume/high-quality surgical practice.
  • Dr. Marfing participates with the AHSQC (American Hernia Society Quality Collaborative), a comprehensive national quality improvement effort focused on hernia related medicine. Ask him how this can help improve your surgical care and specifically your hernia related care.

Patient Testimonials:

…I will highly recommend you to anyone with a hernia problem. Please thank your office staff which is always most pleasant, thoughtful and professional each time I have visited…
Elaine D. / 88 years old