Hiatal Hernia Treatments

  • Inguinal hernia
  • Incisional hernia
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Femoral hernia
  • Ventral hernia
  • Umbilical hernia
  • Recurrent hernia
  • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • Spigelian hernia
  • Flank hernia

Stephen Unger, MD

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Dr. Stephen Unger has been practicing general and vascular surgery for 30 years. He joined the practice of his father, Dr. Harold M. Unger, in 1982 and assumed chairmanship of Mount Sinai Medical Center's Department of Surgery in 2009. A native of Miami Beach, Dr. Unger attended Duke University Medical School and completed an internship in pathology at Duke University Hospital. He completed both a surgical residency and a research fellowship in surgical oncology at the University of Virginia.

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Inguinal Hernia

Inguinal Hernias Among the different types of hernias, inguinal hernias are the most frequently encountered. Although they can affect women, they tend to occur more commonly in males. Shockingly, statistics reveal that about 1 in 4 males will experience an inguinal hernia at some point in their lifetime. Males are more prone to this type of hernia due to the testicle descending from the abdomen into the scrotum, leading to a natural weakness in the groin region where inguinal hernias typically develop.

For laparoscopic inguinal hernia repairs, I employ a tackless technique that not only minimizes immediate postoperative pain but also reduces the chances of chronic pain.

Haital Hernia

Hiatal hernias often manifest later in life and can give rise to a range of symptoms. These symptoms may include heartburn, nausea, vomiting, regurgitation, abdominal pain, chest pain, difficulty swallowing, bloating, belching, or coughing. The term "hiatal" is derived from "hiatus" (or opening), specifically referring to the esophageal hiatus.

Umbilical Hernia

Encountered frequently, umbilical hernias are one of the most common types. They occur naturally and can affect individuals of all ages, from infants to the elderly. These hernias form at the navel, also known as the umbilicus, which is a site where the umbilical cord previously passed through. Consequently, it acts as a natural weak spot in the abdominal wall.

Umbilical hernias present as painless bulges at the navel, which may grow larger and more painful over time. They tend to cause more discomfort during physical activity or prolonged standing, necessitating the expertise of an experienced hernia surgeon to achieve a successful outcome.

Specialties

Hernia

Laparoscopic Surgery

Esophageal Surgery

Gastric Cancer

Hemorrhoids

Laparoscopy

Thyroid

General Surgery

Frank Vazquez .

"Hernia operation was executed in a completely professional manner! Pre and post operation instructions and care were thoroughly positive and professional. I wholeheartedly recommend Doctor Unger and would not hesitate to use and/or recommend him for future medical treatment/s. He and his staff are awesome!!! "

Miami, FL

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