Having minimal exposure to the medical world just one routine surgery as a child (appendicitis) in decades, and carrying an inguinal hernia for 35-years, it was with great reluctance to finally rid my otherwise healthy body of the unsightly bulge in the groin. It wasn’t painful. It was simply ...Herb S.
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.Learn more
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.Learn more
Instructions for recovery from advanced open preperitoneal inguinal hernia surgery.Learn more
Welcome to Boston Hernia
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 in the metropolitan Boston area of Massachusetts. 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 hernia 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.
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. By placing the hernia mesh under the abdominal muscles, this hernia surgery reduces the risk of problems after surgery, when compared to other approaches.
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
Dr Reinhorn has performed this repair over 2000 times with excellent results on patients in the metropolitan Boston area and all over New England. In 2017, we published our outcomes in the journal Surgery. 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 10/19/2018)
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.
The information is provided for educational purposes only. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional evaluation by an experienced surgeon.
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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 so painful I had to take hea...Drew B.