Surgical Excellence For Hernia Repair

At the Lung Center at Brigham and Women's Hospital (among the top ranked in the country by U.S. News & World Report), you can find relief from the uncomfortable symptoms and swallowing problems of a hiatal hernia, caused by a bulging of the stomach into the chest cavity. Left untreated, these hernias can lead to more serious swallowing and breathing problems.

Our thoracic surgeons are experts at diagnosing and treating the common hiatal hernia and the less common, but more concerning, parasophageal hernia and diaphragmatic hernia. These conditions usually require surgery to repair an opening in the diaphragm wall.

If you require surgery, you will be cared for by a team of thoracic surgeons, imaging experts, anesthesiologists and nurses who all specialize in surgery of the chest.

Brigham Health Safe Care Commitment

The health and safety of our patients, families and staff is our top priority. We are taking a comprehensive approach to prevent the spread of infectious diseases while we continue to provide the expert Lung care our patients need with both Virtual Visits and in-person, on-site appointments. Learn more about our Safe Care Commitment and the measures we are taking to provide the safest possible environment.

Why Choose Us

At the Lung Center, patients have access to:

  • The most current diagnostic methods and proven treatments for patients with hernias.
  • The largest team of thoracic (chest) surgeons in the Northeast, which makes it possible for our 18 surgeons to develop deep expertise in your area of need.
  • Our thoracic surgeons have deep experience in — and in some cases pioneered — the latest minimally invasive techniques, which use smaller incisions and result in less pain and quicker recovery, including video-assisted thoracic surgery.
  • An approach that puts the needs of our patients and families first, collaborating on the best treatment approach for each individual – before and after surgery.
  • Virtual Visits via phone or computer to consult with you and keep you connected to your care.
  • Comprehensive measures to provide the safest possible environment for our patients. Learn more about Safe Care Commitment.

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