Hernia Repair

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

Aurora Pryor, MD

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A nationally recognized surgeon, Aurora D. Pryor, MD, MBA, FACS serves as Surgeon in Chief at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and System Director for Bariatric Surgery at Northwell Health. Dr. Pryor completed her residency in General Surgery at Duke, followed by a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery. She was on the faculty at Duke from 2003-2011, holding multiple leadership positions. Moving to New York in 2011, she served as Vice Chair of Surgery, Chief of Bariatric, Foregut and Advanced GI Surgery and Director of the Bariatric and Metabolic Weight Loss Center at Stony Brook from 2011-2022 before joining Northwell.

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The Expertise of a Hernia Specialist

Inguinal Hernia

Among the various types of hernias, inguinal hernias are the most commonly encountered. While they can affect both men and women, they are more prevalent in males. Surprisingly, approximately 1 in 4 males will experience an inguinal hernia at some point in their lives. The natural weakness in the groin area, resulting from the descent of the testicle from the abdomen into the scrotum, predisposes males to inguinal hernias.

To minimize post-operative pain and the risk of chronic pain, I utilize a tackless technique for laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair.

Haital Hernia

Hiatal hernias typically develop later in life and present with 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' originates from 'hiatus,' which refers to an opening, specifically the esophageal hiatus.

Umbilical Hernia

Umbilical hernias are among the most common types of hernias. They occur naturally and can affect individuals of all age groups, from infants to the elderly. These hernias form at the site of the navel, also known as the umbilicus, which represents a natural weak spot in the abdominal wall due to the passage of the umbilical cord.

Umbilical hernias typically present as painless bulges at the navel, which may increase in size and become more painful over time. They tend to cause more symptoms during physical activity or prolonged standing, necessitating the expertise of an experienced hernia surgeon for successful treatment.

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Hernia

Bariatric Surgery

Metabolic Weight Loss

Plastic Surgery

Thoracic

Laparoscopy

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