Inguinal Hernia Repair

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

Daniel Popowich, MD

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Daniel Ari Popowich M.D. is the Chief of Colon and Rectal Surgery at St. Francis Hospital The Heart CenterĀ®. He has leading-edge expertise in the fields of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Colon and Rectal Cancer, Laparoscopic (minimally invasive) Surgery, Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery, and Sphincter Preserving Surgery. Dr. Popowich is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery and is a part of over 6 different professional societies including: Association for Academic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, and New England Sociert of Colorectral Surgeons.

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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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"I found Dr. Popowich from Health Grades. He had 5, 5-star reviews and I had no idea who to go to for an incisional hernia, so I rolled the dice. He is an excellent doctor and I will definitely recommend him going forward. I had my surgery at Mount Saini and found that the hospital and the team he works with were also top-notch. My experience was excellent and the whole process was painless, not counting the recovery of course. He is an all around skilled and solid doctor with a friendly manner. . "

New York, NY

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