Types of Hernias

Hernia RepairA bulge may or may not disappear when lying down, and may or may not cause pain. If left untreated it may also 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 this problem. 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.

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 this type of surgery, in Winchester, since 1989. 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.

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… Although I am 64 years old, I had never had major surgery or general anesthesia. You certainly assuaged most of my concerns during my first visit when you explained everything in detail… I appreciate your kindness and your pleasant and concerned staff. If I ever have to have surgery again I would prefer to have you as my surgeon…
Joseph F.