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Dr. David Grischkan, a hernia specialist, pioneered the Modified Shouldice technique for hernia repairs. This permits a rapid recovery with minimal discomfort, with resumption of ALL activities in just a few days. Success rates are unmatched.


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Name State Specialty
Dr. S.A. FL Vascular Surgeon
Dr. B.S. FL General Surgeon
Dr. J.L. OH Cardiac Surgeon
Dr. M.W. OH Plastic Surgeon
Dr. F.P. OH Oncologist
Dr. S.M. NV Internist
Dr. J.R. OH Internist
Dr. C.S. OH Oral Surgeon
Dr. F.H. OH Dermatologist
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About Dr. Grischkan

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


We're located near I-271 in Beachwood, a suburb just outside Cleveland, Ohio. View our map.

Rapid Hernia Recovery

Champion Back to the Gym in 2 Days

Matt Russell, who frequently competes in premier bodybuilding events throughout the United States, was back in action only two days after a hernia repair performed by Dr. Grischkan.

Matt quickly resumed his schedule so he could be in top form. He took first place in the NPC National Championship in Pittsburgh.

"Thank you for helping me to be able to compete at the high level necessary to achieve the physique needed to win these contests."
-- Matt

Hernia Specialist Treats Hernias the Right Way

If you have an inguinal hernia, recurrent inguinal hernia, incisional hernia, femoral hernia, sports hernia, suffer from mesh complications, or chronic pain following a hernia repair, the Hernia Center of Ohio is the specialty clinic for you.

Even in cases where other surgeons have been unwilling or unable to perform complex hernia repairs, Dr. Grischkan, the medical director and hernia specialist, has achieved successful results in most cases.

Thousands of patients from all over the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, South America, the Middle East, etc, have benefitted from the expertise of Dr. Grichkan's Shouldice (non mesh) and modified Shouldice (with mesh) repairs. Specific advantages include, in most cases:

  • A twilight anesthesia
  • Discharge the same morning
  • Ability to resume all unrestricted activities three days following the procedure
  • Success rate among the highest reported

Dr. Grischkan, a hernia specialist, is a recognized expert in the non-mesh Shouldice (Canadian) repair, having attended medical school and obtained his surgical training in Canada. He pioneered the modified Shouldice repair with mesh for those unique cases where the extent of tissue disruption precludes a non-mesh repair.

He has repaired more than 20,000 hernias, among the leading hernia surgery specialists in this country. Dr. Grischkan was a lead researcher in the development of a new mesh that is more tolerant to host tissue. He has:

  • Lectured and trained surgeons in many university centers in the United States and Europe
  • Been a sought after expert in legal malpractice cases involving hernia surgery

The tremendous growth and national prominence of the Hernia Center of Ohio has been due to our mission statement - a singular focus on the patient tied to superior results. For this reason many doctors and surgeons from all over the country have had their hernia repaired by Dr. Grischkan. Each surgery is performed by Dr. Grischkan, not surgeon trainees, medical students or technicians.

If you are looking for quality care and superior results call the Hernia Center of Ohio.


Patient Video - Thanking for Treatment

We appreciate the following video from the family of David, a courageous young hernia repair patient.


Looking for a hernia specialist, hernia doctors or information about hernias? The Hernia Center of Ohio, located in suburban Cleveland, Ohio, specializes in the repair of all types of hernias, including incisional hernias, hiatal hernia treatments and inguinal hernia repairs.

Patients travel from around the world. In Northeast Ohio, we can serve patients from such communities as Beachwood, Lakewood, Mentor, Pepper Pike, Parma, Chagrin Falls, Mayfield Heights, Brecksville, Cleveland, Akron, Canton and more.