Is it time to stop doing nothing? An estimated 5 million Americans have hernias. But only 700,000 have them surgically repaired each year. Why?
Some hernias don't cause symptoms and no treatment is needed. But if you are experiencing discomfort and pain, we can help. You don't have to avoid treating your hernia out of fear - of both surgery and a lengthy recovery. Today's hernia surgeries are frequently performed on an outpatient basis and you can return to normal activity quickly.
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At Cleveland Clinic Hernia Center, surgeons perform more than 2,100 hernia repairs each year, from the routine to the most complex cases, at convenient locations in northeast Ohio. Our center is designed so that patients receive individualized care, undergoing a comprehensive evaluation with a board-certified surgeon to determine the best surgical procedure for their specific type of hernia, which helps avoid recurrent hernias and complications.
In August, 2010, when Linda Augustin of Parma, Ohio, discovered a bulge in her abdomen - with no other symptoms - it turned out to be a hernia. She turned to Cleveland Clinic believing that it is "one of the best places to receive care of any kind." To read her full story, please download our hernia treatment guide.