Hernia Surgery

Hernia Surgery

About

The Oregon Clinic Hernia Surgery specialty provides advanced hernia care solutions with emphasis on quick recovery and aggressive pain control. 

Nearly 5 million people in the U.S. are living with an abdominal wall hernia. Many people still believe that hernia repair involves difficult and invasive surgery that requires an overnight hospital stay and a painful recovery that can last for weeks or even months. However, new treatment options exist today that can make hernia repair faster and more effective. With today's advanced treatment options, many hernias can often be repaired in less than an hour. Patients typically go home the same day.
 
During your consultation, our surgeons will discuss what treatment options and possible repair techniques are best suited for your specific needs. We use the most advanced procedures available and believe in an active pain management plan to reduce the amount of discomfort involved in your hernia repair.

We are currently welcoming new patients. Please see our list of office locations to the right to find the location closest to you.

Once selecting a location, you can either call to schedule an appointment or click on the provider of your choice to request an appointment online.

Log into your online portal, MyHealthConnection, to request an appointment online, retrieve your medical records, request prescription refills, and communicate with your office.

If you don't have a log in, you can click on your office location to the right, and call or click on your provider to request an appointment.

To expedite your check-in process, please print and complete any applicable forms from our patient portal, MyHealthConnection (no login required).

We have four easy ways to refer your patient to The Oregon Clinic:

  • EHR: The Oregon Clinic accepts electronic referrals using Secure Direct Messaging technology, allowing you to quickly and easily refer patients from your own Electronic Health Record. Please contact your system administrator about enabling this option.
  • ONLINE: Refer your patient using our online tool.
  • PHONE: Refer by phone by directly calling the specific office or doctor.
  • FAX: Refer by faxing the specific office or doctor.

Team

Meet Our Providers:

Areas of Focus
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Gall Bladder
  • Hernia Repair
  • Thyroid
Areas of Focus
  • Esophageal Disorders
  • Complex Pulmonary & Tracheal Disorders
  • Minimally Invasive & Robotic Surgery
  • Endoscopic & Minimally Invasive Therapies for GERD
  • Hiatal Hernia & Paraesophageal Hernia
Areas of Focus
  • GERD, including Fundoplication, LINX, Transoral-Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF), STRETTA & ENDOSTIM
  • Barrett's Esophagus & Esophageal Cancer
  • Endoscopic Resection and Ablation of Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders & Achalasia (POEM and Laparoscopic Myotomy)
  • Esophagectomy, including Vagal Sparing, En Bloc & Minimally Invasive
Areas of Focus
  • Burn Surgery
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Colon & Small Bowel Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
Areas of Focus
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Treatment of Breast Disease including Cancer
  • Surgical Treatment of Skin & Soft Tissue Disorders, including Cancers
  • Minimally Invasive Adrenal, Spleen, Gallbladder & Gastrointestinal Surgery
Areas of Focus
  • Liver & Pancreas Surgery
  • Gall Bladder & Bile Duct Surgery
  • Treatment of Liver Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, & Bile Duct Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery, Open & Laparoscopic
Areas of Focus
  • Breast Cancer
  • Laparoscopic and open Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Gallbladder removal
  • Laparoscopic and Open Hernia Repair
  • Surgical Treatment of Skin and Soft Tissue Disorders
Areas of Focus
  • Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Hernia Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Adrenal Surgery
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Varicose Vein Treatment
Areas of Focus
  • Burns
  • Critical Care
  • General Surgery
  • Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections
  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome/Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
Areas of Focus
  • Burn & Wound Care
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery, including Open & Laparoscopic
  • Upper & Lower Endoscopy
  • Surgical Treatment of Skin & Soft Tissue Disorders
Areas of Focus
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Hiatal Hernia & Paraesophageal Hernia
  • Weight Loss Treatment & Surgery
  • Achalasia & Other Motility Disorders
  • Advanced Flexible Endoscopic Surgery
Areas of Focus
  • Melanoma
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Diverticulitis
Areas of Focus
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Laparoscopic and Open Hernia Repair
  • Breast Surgery
Areas of Focus
  • General Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal Surgery)
  • Small Bowel Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
Areas of Focus
  • Melanoma Surgery
  • Thyroid & Parathyroid Disease
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • General Surgery
Areas of Focus
  • Hernia Surgery, including Open & Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Sports Hernia
  • Varicose Vein Treatment
  • Acute Care Surgery
Areas of Focus
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery, Open & Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Breast Disease
  • Melanoma

Conditions & Procedures

Conditions:

Procedures:

  • There are several different techniques used in hernia repair. Your surgeon will discuss these techniques with you and use the technique best suited for your situation.

Inguinal Hernia (Groin)

  • Open Repairs- a small incision is made in the groin and the repair is performed from the “front”. This is typically outpatient surgery.
  • Laparoscopic Repairs - small incisions are made in the lower abdomen and the repair is made from the “inside”. This is typically outpatient surgery.

Ventral Hernia (Abdominal)

  • Open Repairs - a small incision is made above the hernia and the repair is performed from the “front”. This is usually outpatient surgery for smaller hernias and inpatient for larger hernias.
  • Laparoscopic Repairs - small incisions are made in the abdomen and the repair is made from the “inside”. This is usually outpatient surgery for smaller hernias and inpatient for larger hernias.

Complex Ventral Hernia Repairs (Abdominal Wall Reconstruction)

  • Some patients will have hernias which require advanced techniques to repair. Very large or multiple hernias are often challenging to repair. Hernias associated with infection risk (obesity, diabetes, smoking, prior wound infection, etc.) are also complex.
  • A technique referred to as "component separation" is used for larger and more complex hernias. The hernia is repaired by moving the patient's own muscle and abdominal tissue together to repair the hernia. The hernia is repaired by closing the defect with the patient's own tissue and a mesh is used to reinforce the repair. This leads to a more functional long term repair. This technique requires inpatient surgery.

Mesh

  • Hernia repairs were traditionally performed using a series of sutures to close the hernia opening. This type of repair has a very high failure rate and has been abandoned by most hernia repair experts. Modern hernia repairs use a reinforcing “mesh” to give the repair strength and durability. Mesh comes in two broad categories: synthetic and biologic.
  • Synthetic mesh is made from a variety of products including sterile plastics, gortex, and polyester. These are permanent implants that the body incorporates into the repair. Biologic mesh is derived from animal and human collagen tissue. These products are incorporated into the repair and are slowly remodeled into the patients own tissue.