Dr. Reinhorn started his career as a general surgeon doing all different kinds of abdominal surgeries including colon, gallbladder, appendix, and hernia surgery. Early in his career, he observed that the specific procedures he performed the most of felt easier, and patients often had less complications. He chose to focus on inguinal hernia surgery because he met so many patients who had poor outcomes after inguinal hernia surgery. Dr. Reinhorn stopped using the mesh plug in 2002, when he became a high volume laparoscopic inguinal hernia surgeon. He then advanced to the fast recovery inguinal hernia repair technique in 2004, long before data showed that posterior mesh placement and local anesthesia are superior to other ways of fixing hernias. Dr. Reinhorn’s practice is now almost exclusively dedicated to inguinal hernia, umbilical hernia and pilonidal disease. Over his career Dr. Reinhorn has repaired over 3000 hernias. Dr. Fullington is an experienced laparoscopic surgeon having performed over 1000 laparoscopic repairs when recruited to Boston Hernia and Pilonidal Center where she was carefully and thoroughly trained on open techniques to ensure consistent quality repairs for all of our patients. Together, they repair around 700 hernias per year. Additionally, Dr. Reinhorn and Dr. Fullington are two of only a few surgeons performing the cleft lift procedure for pilonidal disease. Our practice is dedicated almost exclusively to taking care of patients with inguinal hernia, umbilical hernia, epigastric hernia and pilonidal disease. This sub-specialization allows for expertise in treatment of these conditions, including unique surgical procedures with better outcomes.
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.