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About Dr. Grischkan
Get more information about Dr. Grischkan's background with hernia surgery.

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Rapid Recovery for a Champion


Like many elite athletes, Fouad Abiad, ranked in the top ten bodybuilders in the world, asked fellow competitors in the bodybuilding community for a referral for a hernia condition. The name of Dr. Grischkan at the Hernia Center of Ohio came highly recommended, in particular by Big Ramy from Kuwait, ranked in the top three bodybuilders in the world. Big Ramy had hernia surgery by Dr. Grischkan, flew back to Kuwait several days later and resumed his full workout regimen five days following the procedure.

Fouad underwent surgery by Dr. Grischkan and, like other elite athletes, went back to the gym four days following the repair. He has since successfully competed in a number of national and international competitions. Key among the benefits of Dr. Grischkan’s specialized hernia surgery, according to Fouad, is the quick recovery and prompt return to the gym compared to more traditional techniques that take several weeks of recovery and a limited ability to workout in the gym.

According to Dr. Grischkan, key elements of his unique hernia repair include cosmetic incisions that can be hidden, tailoring the surgical procedure to maximize tensile strength of the repair and prompt return to athletic competition. This focus on achieving the finest results has brought athletes from all over the world and the United States to the Hernia Center of Ohio.


Need a fast recovery from your hernia surgery? Learn more about the Modified Shouldice Technique developed by Dr. Grischkan at our Clinic. This type of specialized hernia surgery is an outpatient procedure resulting in only mild discomfort and allowing for full resumption of activities within just two to three days. In most cases, a local anesthetic with intravenous sedation is used avoiding the need for general anesthesia.

Patients needing hernia surgery have travelled from around the nation and many countries around the world to our facility. Dr. David Grischkan, the medical Director of the Hernia Center of Ohio, has performed well over 20,000 hernia surgeries. Our clinic has set the standard in the field of hernia surgery.

Contact us today at 216.591.1422 for more information about our hernia surgery techniques and success rates.