Hernia Care

Care for various types of hernia

Hernia Care at Beverly Hospital

Hernias can be painful and limit your ability to do the things you love. At Beverly Hospital Hernia Center, our board-certified general surgeons at the Beverly Hospital Hernia Center can provide the care you need, so you can get back to living your life.

We offer the full scope of hernia care services and programs including:

  • Minimally Invasive Procedures, such as Robotic-Assisted Surgery
  • Complex Surgery
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Pain Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Wound Care
  • Weight Loss Program/Dietitians

We manage the following types of hernias:

  • Abdominal/Intestinal
  • Diaphragmatic
  • Epigastric
  • Femoral
  • Incisional
  • Lumbar
  • Parastomal
  • Paraesophageal/Hiatal Hernia/Reflux
  • Spigelian
  • Umbilical
  • Ventral

Call 978-712-1570 to schedule an appointment.

Recognizing the Signs of a Hernia

A hernia is a condition where an organ pushes through the wall of the cavity containing it. Hernias are defined based on where they are located. For example, abdominal hernias occur when part of the intestine pushes through a weakened abdominal wall.

Several factors can cause a hernia. These factors can include:

  • Chronic coughing
  • Chronic lung disease
  • Constipation
  • Fluid in the abdominal cavity
  • Hereditary factors
  • Lifting heavy objects
  • Past injuries or surgeries
  • Pregnancy
  • Strenuous activity
  • Weight gain

Hernias are often painful and cause discomfort. They can also cause burning or aching sensations. You may see a visible bulge where the hernia is.

Leading-Edge Technology for Hernia Repair

The surgeons at Beverly Hospital use robotic-assisted techniques to perform hernia surgeries. Robotic assistance allows surgeons to make smaller incisions and use smaller tools.

Robotic-assisted surgery offers many benefits, including:

Smaller incisions: The robot camera provides a full, detailed view of the surgical site without the need for a large incision. The surgical instruments are also designed to be used through narrow incisions. That means less discomfort after surgery and smaller scars later on.

Less tissue damage and bleeding: Smaller instruments and greater precision mean less muscle and connective tissue is damaged during the surgery, and bleeding is also reduced.

Fewer complications: A recent study found patients undergoing robotic surgery for inguinal hernia repair had fewer complications compared to patients who had open (larger incision) surgery for the same type of repair.

Faster healing: Less tissue damage and smaller incisions also lead to faster healing times, along with decreased swelling and bruising for a more comfortable postoperative experience overall.

Quicker return to your routine: Finally, faster healing and less bruising and swelling mean you can get back to your regular routines faster.

Meet the Hernia Center Team

Meaghan Collins, MD Specialty General Surgery
Peter Gill, MD, FACS Specialty General Surgery
Reuben Shin, MD, FACS Specialty General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery

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