Jefferson University Hospitals

Inguinal Hernia

While inguinal hernia may not be a harmful condition, it can lead to serious and possibly life-threatening complications if not repaired. Jefferson surgeons are experienced in surgically treating inguinal hernia that is growing and becoming painful, often using laparoscopic techniques that can speed recovery and reduce hospital stays. Jefferson surgeons also have the expertise to immediately repair the most serious complications of inguinal hernia, such as an obstructed bowel or strangulation of the intestine.