Complex Hernia Center

The Research Medical Center complex hernia center in Kansas City is a multidisciplinary program providing state-of-the-art care for all types of hernias, from the most common to the most complex. Our board-certified, fellowship-trained surgeons focus on a broad range of abdominal wall defects, ranging from inguinal hernias to those that may require complex abdominal wall reconstruction.

Hernia Treatment at Research Medical Center

At Research Medical Center, we offer personalized treatment plans and multidisciplinary care for all types of hernias. Our multidisciplinary treatment team includes board-certified, fellowship-trained surgeons who specialize in all types of hernia repair from the traditional, open technique to laparoscopic or minimally invasive surgery.

Hernia Types

Complex hernias are more common when early diagnosis and treatment are avoided. There are different types of complex hernia based on where the hernia occurs and the health complications involved. Inguinal hernias are the most common type of abdomen-related hernia; however, less than 15 percent of adults who undergo hernia surgery need to return for additional surgery. Complex hernias are more common in older adults and younger children.

Preparing for a Successful Complex Hernia Surgery

Because factors like smoking, obesity, uncontrolled diabetes, poor nutrition and previous wound infections can diminish the success of hernia surgery, our surgeons counsel hernia patients before surgery to help lower known risk factors. Smoking cessation, adequate control of diabetes, weight management, and proper nutrition are necessary elements for achieving a successful, lifelong hernia repair.

Our patients are required to have a healthy weight, control their diabetes, and stop smoking before undergoing a complex hernia procedure.