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Rapid Recovery for a Bodybuilding Champion Phillip Heath


Phillip Heath, a seven time Mr. Olympia, recently underwent hernia surgery by Dr. Grischkan at the Hernia Center of Ohio. The procedure was performed using sedation anesthesia, the preferred method, without the need for a general anesthetic. He was referred to Dr. Grischkan by former patients who had experienced a fast recovery and lasting results with their procedures.

Phillip is among three of the top ten bodybuilders in the world who have come to Dr. Grischkan for their hernia surgery. Phillip required none of the prescription pain pills following the procedure. In fact, only a few Advils were needed. Three days following the surgery, he was able to return to the gym and start working out. Over the span of a week, under the guidance of Dr. Grischkan, he increased the workouts to his pre-surgical levels.

Dr. Grischkan is an internationally recognized expert in hernia surgery who has performed hernia surgery on a number of elite athletes from diverse disciplines. A keen focus on the unique requirements of the elite athlete has garnered the Hernia Center of Ohio a reputation for excellence in hernia surgery.

Recognizing the need for cosmetic incisions in this special class of athletes, Dr. Grischkan developed techniques that can hide an incision and also place incisions in positions that blend in with the skin lines, rendering the incision near invisible. More importantly, repairing hernias in a manner that allows for a quick return to athletic competition at the highest levels, is the main goal of the unique surgical approach developed by Dr. Grischkan.


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.