Hernia Center Staff

Hernia and Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Program

Hernia and Abdominal Wall Surgery Program
Upstate University Hospital - Downtown Campus
750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210
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Phone: 315 464-1803

Abdominal wall hernias are one of the most common of all surgical procedures. Hernias, or weak spots where an internal organ bulges through muscle or tissue, come in many forms, including the commonly occurring inguinal or groin hernias as well as incisional hernias, which happen at the site of previous surgery.

These hernias can be bothersome and even painful. Since hernias can be dangerous, a primary care provider or a surgeon should evaluate every hernia, but not every hernia needs to be fixed.

Our multidisciplinary team specializes in the review and repair of all types of hernias, including those that have been previously mended.

What hernias are and how they are repaired?

How would you know you have a hernia? A bulge may appear beneath your skin that’s achy or painful, and it may become more obvious when you cough or strain. A hernia occurs when organs protrude from their cavity, such as intestines coming through a weak point in the abdominal wall...

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