How do I choose a surgeon?

Your primary care doctor is one of the best sources of information about how to choose a surgeon to repair your hernia. The most important question to ask a prospective surgeon is how many hernia repair surgeries they have done or do per year. While there is no minimum number per year, you should feel comfortable with the answer you get.  Many general surgeons perform a high number hernia surgeries per year and have outstanding outcomes.  Clinics that focus on care of inguinal hernia or umbilical hernia patients have been shown to deliver better quality in select patients.


About Dr. Reinhorn & Dr. Fullington

Dr. Michael Reinhorn is a specialist in inguinal hernia and umbilical hernia.  Dr. Reinhorn started his practice as a full service general surgeon in 2001. In 2012 Dr. Reinhorn started to focus on the care of hernia and pilonidal patients. In 2020, Dr. Nora Fullington was recruited from her work as a general surgeon performing hundreds of laparoscopic hernia repairs to Boston Hernia. Together with their physician assistant team, they provide a focused practice designed to provide a superior clinical experience. The team performs approximately 700 hernia surgeries every year and offers a tailored approach for each patient from anesthesia type to consideration of mesh and no mesh repairs, laparoscopic and open surgery. We have published outcomes and continue to participate in hernia and surgery societies.  Our research led to a reduction in opioid prescribing after hernia surgery. Currently, Dr. Reinhorn serves as the chair of the Opioid Reduction Task Force of the Americas Hernia Society Quality Collaborative.