People tend not to mention them, but hernias are extremely common.
They occur when one part of the body bulges through an opening into another part. The two most common types of hernias in adults are:

Inguinal hernias (occurring in the lower abdominal area)
Hiatal hernias (occurring at the esophagus-stomach junction)


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General Pediatric Surgery

Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital has the most pediatric surgeons in the region. We offer state-of-the-art care for routine surgical procedures and are on the leading edge in minimally invasive (small-scar) pediatric techniques.

General Surgery

When you choose the Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence, you’re more than a number. We offer expert, personalized care for a wide range of routine and complex procedures, including hernia and weight-loss surgery. Get the expertise you need and the patient experience you deserve at every point in your care.

Hernia Surgery

Hernias may be an uncomfortable condition to talk about, but they’re incredibly common. Left untreated, a hernia may cause serious health complications down the road. At Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence, we specialize in complex hernia surgeries and offer the latest treatment options.

Robotic Surgery

Welcome to the largest, most advanced robotic surgery program in the region. We’ve completed over 14,000 surgeries in the past decade, using 11 robotic surgery systems across all Lehigh Valley Health Network campuses. Our 50-plus highly skilled surgeons use this technology to treat cancer and other conditions with precision.