Penn Medicine’s Hernia Program provides state-of-the-art, advanced surgical care from a dedicated team of physician leaders in the field of hernia repair.
“We try to make sure that the first repair is the last repair for the patient,” John P. Fischer, MD, plastic surgeon and Co-Director of Penn Medicine’s Hernia Program, explained. “We have ongoing clinical trials studying what interventions improve outcomes the most, and critically examine our results to improve outcomes for patients."
Using post-operative care pathways to accelerate recovery, we make sure our hernia patients get the recovery they need after surgery: Penn plastic surgeons collaborate with other Penn specialists in infectious disease, physical medicine and rehabilitation, physical and occupational therapy and pain management to provide coordinated and comprehensive care.
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