COVID-19 update

Social distancing measures continue to reduce the spread of Covid-19.  Due to the ongoing risk, and to ensure the safety of our patients and our providers, we are evaluating new and existing patients via telemedicine appointments prior to an in person visit.  This allows us to take great care of our patients in a safe and convenient way.  When we determine that an in person follow up is required, we will arrange that.

Elective surgery will likely resume in Massachusetts in the end of May, patients who have cancer, a limb or life threatening disorder are given priority as hospitals and centers . If you have intestinal obstruction symptoms from your hernia, please do not wait at home! We are able to perform urgent surgery almost every week.

This pandemic is changing the way healthcare is provided, and in these challenging times, we are learning the need to be flexible. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we do our best to take care of each and every patient.

WELCOME TO BOSTON HERNIA

Our name makes it clear: our focus is performing hernia surgery. This has allowed us to continually perfect hernia surgery and the care we provide, before and after surgery, for the benefit of our patients.

Unlike most general surgeons who perform a range of procedures—breast surgery, colon surgery, appendix removal, gallbladder surgery, along with hernia surgery—we decided to specialize in ambulatory hernia care. The result is superior outcomes for our patients.

Here are four things you should know about Boston Hernia:

 

  • Our clinical team will give you the time you need and answer all your questions.
  • Because you are likely to have minimal pain after surgery, you probably won’t need to take any opioid medication. That is true for more than 70% of our patients. (Visit our Opioid Reduction page for details.)
  • You’ll return to work and regular activities quickly. Most of our patients are surprised at just how quickly this happens; 40% of our patients report missing no work at all. (Visit our Fast Recovery page for details.)
  • You’ll feel confident knowing that your surgeon specializes in hernia surgery—and has a proven track record of refining both the surgical technique and the care that patients receive.

DR. REINHORN EXPLAINS INGUINAL HERNIA REPAIR TECHNIQUE

“Few surgeons across the U.S. perform hernia surgery the way we do,” explains Dr. Reinhorn. “We operate through a small, open incision, which allows us to place mesh behind the abdominal wall. This leads to less pain and a faster recovery—clear benefits to our patients. I’ve been performing hernia this way for 20 years.”

He and Lauren Ott, PA-C, work together as a team, see every patient and are committed to providing outstanding care.

 

LEARN ABOUT UMBILICAL HERNIA SURGERY

 

We perform minimally invasive surgery to repair an umbilical/ventral hernia. This involves making a small incision in your abdomen in order to gain access to your hernia or hernias. A piece of mesh is placed inside your abdomen in order to repair the hernia defect from the inside. The end result of this umbilical/ventral hernia repair is identical to laparoscopic hernia repair, but the procedure is less invasive. There is less dissection involved and local anesthesia with sedation is often used instead of general anesthesia, leading to a quicker recovery.

 

PATIENT EXPERIENCE

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OUR FACILITIES

Boston Hernia is a focused surgical practice located in Wellesley, MA, less than a mile from Newton-Wellesley Hospital, just outside of Boston. We provide hernia care for patients throughout New England, including New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maine, Connecticut, and Vermont.

PATIENT OUTCOMES

Our clinic exists so we can help patients find clear-cut answers to their hernia diagnosis and repair options without having to experience the frustration of being another number on a surgeon’s agenda. We continually strive to make an impact on the lives of our patients and help them return to all the things they love.

MEET OUR TEAM

We bring surgical decision making to the patients. The team at Boston Hernia practices a collaborative approach emphasizing the importance of spending more time with each patient, examining, educating, and discussing treatment options. We’re focused on having a medical provider be the contact at every point of care.

ABOUT DR REINHORN

Dr. Michael Reinhorn is a specialist in inguinal hernia and umbilical hernias. He started his practice as an all-encompassing general surgeon in 2001, and in 2012, he started to specialize in the care of hernia and pilonidal patients resulting in a focused practice designed to provide a superior clinical experience.

SEE WHAT BOSTON HERNIA PATIENTS SAY

“While hernia surgeries have become common, any surgery, however routine, can be dangerous. The charge, therefore, was to find a top-flight surgeon with impeccable credentials and a bulletproof track record. It was no contest. The reviews for Dr. Reinhorn were not only good but stellar- written by people who at once were credible not only because of what they said but how they said it. In July, Dr. Reinhorn, backed by a crack team, excised the hernia in a seamless 45-min procedure. I was back home three hours later. Indeed, there was expected post-surgical aftermath but I quickly was back to normal and, most important it should be stressed that I (while prescribed) took no pain medication.”

- Herb S.

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