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Lehigh Valley Children's Hospital

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.

A hernia happens when part of an organ extends too far into an area, such as in the belly. It can produce uncomfortable symptoms, such as pain, a lump in your belly or heartburn.

If you have a hernia, we can help. The Institute for Surgical Excellence has the region’s most convenient and comprehensive treatment program for people with common and rare types of hernias, such as hiatal hernia and inguinal hernia. Our surgeons have substantial experience treating complex hernias.

Our Hernia Center provides a precise diagnosis and the most advanced treatments available, including minimally invasive robotic surgery.

Advanced diagnostic imaging

At our hernia treatment program, you’ll have access to advanced diagnostic and imaging services – including high-resolution computed tomography (CT) – that help us accurately diagnose this condition.

Surgical expertise

Our general surgeons treat more people with hernia conditions than other hospitals in the area. We have extensive experience surgically correcting a broad range of common and complex hernias, with excellent results. We treat:

  • Groin (inguinal) hernia 
  • Esophagus-stomach junction (hiatal) hernia 
  • Upper thigh (femoral) hernia
  • Navel (umbilical) hernia 
  • Abdominal (ventral) hernia

Range of treatment options

We offer the latest treatments for all types of hernias, including open, laparoscopic and robotic surgery. We use the least invasive method for your circumstances and the latest tools to relieve your symptoms and get you back to everyday activities faster.  

Access and convenience

Get expert care, quickly, wherever it’s most convenient for you. Our experienced general surgeons practice at multiple locations across our network. We can often accommodate next-day appointments.

Patient satisfaction

We offer the latest advances in anesthesia options for improved pain control. Additionally, our research-backed enhanced recovery practices mean you may experience a shorter hospital stay and less pain after surgery. 

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