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UPMC Comprehensive Hernia Center

Our team of skilled surgeons from the UPMC Comprehensive Hernia Center perform a variety of hernia repair procedures. From open, laparoscopic, and robotic techniques – our providers have the surgical treatment option that is right for you.

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For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the UPMC Comprehensive Hernia Center at 717-988-0044. 

What is a hernia?

A hernia is a bulge caused by tissue pushing through the wall of muscle that's holding it in. Most hernias are abdominal hernias. This means they happen in the belly and groin areas.

You may have a hernia if you can feel a soft lump in your belly or groin or in a scar where you had surgery in the past. The lump may go away when you press on it or lie down. It may be painful, especially when you cough, bend over, or lift something heavy.

Types of hernias include:

Repairing a Hernia

Our surgeons have a number of techniques to repair your hernia. These techniques can provide you with a number of benefits, including:

  • Adequate repair with low recurrence rate.
  • Minimal postoperative pain and discomfort.
  • Quick return to normal activities.
  • Fewer postoperative complications. 

Our hernia repair techniques include:

  • Open repair
  • Laparoscopic repair
  • Robotic repair 

Hernia repair techniques are chosen to meet your individual needs. Your surgeon will work with you to determine the best procedure for you. 


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