PROVIDENCE, R.I. — According to the National Center for Health Statistics, more than five million people in the United States suffer from a hernia, yet only about 15% of them seek medical help every year. Hoping to change that and better serve people suffering in pain from this common, yet complex condition, Brown Surgical Associates is proud to announce the creation of the Comprehensive Hernia Center.
Not all hernia repairs are created equal. While some are fairly routine, others are incredibly complicated. The Comprehensive Hernia Center, with its team of experienced, world-class surgeons, is equipped to provide the people of Southern New England access to cutting-edge technology and techniques – including open, minimally invasive, robot-assisted, and laparoscopic procedures. Many of these procedures allow for much smaller incisions, less blood loss, less pain, reduced need for narcotic medication, and quicker recovery.
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In addition, the Comprehensive Hernia Center – which is made up of surgeons who have completed thousands of hernia procedures – incorporates a team approach to hernia repair. For complex cases, surgeons collaborate to determine the best approach for the individual patient. This cooperation allows Brown Surgical Associates to take cases others have deemed inoperable.
“It’s our mission to be there for patients who need help, including those with complex cases who may have been denied surgery by other practices or told repair is not possible. We want to give them the opportunity to get back to normal, living a pain-free life,” said Dr. William Cioffi, president of Brown Surgical Associates. “Our surgeons have the expertise – coming from different areas of the country, different kinds of training, different approaches – thus allowing us to offer something that has never been offered in Rhode Island.”