• Fast Recovery Inguinal Hernia Surgery

    The advanced open preperitoneal inguinal hernia repair that Dr. Reinhorn performs allows for faster hernia recovery than many other types of inguinal hernia surgery.

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  • Hernia FAQ

    We have created a hernia FAQ page to answer some of the most common questions we get about hernias, hernia surgery, and recovery from hernia surgery.

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  • Post-Op Info

    Instructions for recovery from advanced open preperitoneal inguinal hernia surgery.

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Welcome to Boston Hernia

Introduction

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.

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Advanced Open Preperitoneal Inguinal Hernia Repair

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.

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.

Minimally Invasive Open Preperitoneal Inguinal Hernia Repair

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.

Surgical case experience (as of 8/1/2016)

2,562 Hernia repair
134 Pilonidal cleft lift

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Our Facilities

Boston Hernia is a focused clinic within Newton Wellesley Surgeons and is located adjacent to NWH in Newton, MA.

Quality Outcome and Cost Data

The information is provided for educational purposes only. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional evaluation by an experienced surgeon.

Hernia Glossary

The information is provided for educational purposes only. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional evaluation by an experienced surgeon.

Dr. Reinhorn’s Professional History

More about Dr. Reinhorn’s Professional History.

Latest News

08.29.2017

Inguinal Hernia Outcomes

Improving inguinal hernia outcomes by measuring quality: We constantly look at ways to improve the care we provide our patients. We tirelessly work to improve our patients’ experience throughout the entire process – from initial call to final postoperative visit. This occasionally includes small changes to the actual procedures we perform and the medications we […]

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03.02.2017

Saving cost and surgical time with open umbilical hernia repair

Interesting article in General Surgery News shows open umbilical hernia repair saves both time spent in the operating room and money when compared to laparoscopic umbilical hernia repair. Both of these repairs have similar outcomes such as recurrence and infection. Dr. Reinhorn exclusively performs open umbilical hernia repairs. Check out the article HERE. As healthcare […]

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05.03.2016

When does hernia surgery become an emergency?

Most inguinal hernia repairs are considered elective procedures. However, there is always a chance that a hernia could become an emergency. An inguinal hernia occurs when there is a weakness or defect in the abdominal wall that allows the contents of the abdominal cavity to protrude outside. The majority of these hernias can be described […]

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02.28.2016

Hernia Truss for Conservative Management

Inguinal hernias occur when a weakness or defect in the abdominal wall allows a piece of intestine to pop out of the abdominal cavity. Symptoms commonly associated with hernias include pain, discomfort, pressure, or a bulge in the groin area. Unfortunately, hernias do not go away on their own; surgical intervention is the definitive treatment. […]

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Testimonials

Last week had hernia repair surgery done by Dr. Reinhorn with his assistant Lauren. Both demonstrated high professional skills and kindness. I would recommend this team to everyone who need. And.. it was not science, but ART. Thank you, Marlena L.

Marlena L.

Dr. Michael Reinhorn, Is an amazing Doctor & Surgeon. His staff and team are world class. I’m a Chef by trade. This was my second hernia op and he had me up and back at work in 2 days. I was able to walk the same day. My previous hernia op by another Doctor was […]

Drew B.

If you need hernia surgery, Dr. Reinhorn and his assistant Lauren should be the only doctor and assistant you consider. His innovative procedure was completely pain free immediately after the procedure. I was back to work in 2 days and was walking 5 miles within 5 days. I will be back in the gym next […]

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