Incisional hernias result from the breakdown of a previous surgical incision, generally caused by tension in the closure of the incision. The result is an unsightly bulge, which, if left alone, can lead to numerous complications, including bowel obstruction and strangulation. These hernias can reach massive proportions over time and consequently should be repaired when they are first diagnosed.

Unfortunately, repair of these hernias using standard techniques is difficult and fraught with very high failure rates. Our specialized Modified Shouldice Technique incorporates the latest technological developments in hernia surgery and has yielded a success rate that is unmatched across the country.

Mesh is placed in accordance with Shouldice principles that minimize tension and our unique repair avoids the need to dissect the bowels or other organs protruding with the hernia. This allows the Modified Shouldice Technique to be performed on an outpatient basis. Recovery is far quicker in comparison to standard techniques. Most important, our results indicate a fraction of the rate of failures seen with standard methods of repair.

As a result of our extensive experience with these types of hernias and our specialized repair technique, we have successfully repaired hundreds of patients with multiple previous failures for whom most surgeons had given up. Little wonder that so many patients with incisional hernias from all over this country have chosen the Hernia Center of Ohio for their surgery.

Call 800-MD4-HERN(ias) to learn more about incisional hernias or contact us to request a free brochure.

Looking for hernia surgeons, 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.