Advances in surgical care happen quickly. Since 2001, Dr. Michael Reinhorn and his team have specialized in several diseases in order to provide patients with the highest quality care. We have expertise in inguinal and umbilical hernia repair as well as pilonidal disease. This site was created to simplify the process of learning about hernias and the surgical options for hernia repair. Specific information about both inguinal and umbilical hernias can be found throughout the site. If you are interested in more information from an experienced hernia surgeon, we are happy to see you for a consultation
The video to the right shows Dr. Reinhorn performing and talking through the advanced open preperitoneal repair.
This type of repair combines the advantage of both open and laparoscopic hernia repairs. Mesh is placed in the preperitoneal space, in the same space as a laparoscopic repair. This is done under direct visualization through a small incision in the groin, which often times allows for the repair to be done under local anesthesia with sedation rather than general anesthesia. As a hernia surgeon, Dr. Reinhorn has performed several kinds of inguinal and umbilical hernia operations, and feels that this repair is the most advanced repair available today.
Patients that undergo this type of repair have less immediate postoperative pain compared to other types of hernia repair. Over half of our patients only require over the counter pain medication after surgery. Check out the video to learn more and watch Dr. Reinhorn perform the advanced open preperitoneal inguinal hernia repair.
Hernia surgeon, Dr. Reinhorn’s full length hernia video
I have performed this repair over 1000 times with excellent results. For a full length video of the actual surgery, click below. In order to watch the whole video, the journal asks you to create a free account. This will take only 30 seconds and will allow you to watch the whole video.