Hernia Surgeon

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

Frank Caliendo, MD

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Dr. Frank Caliendo joined Mount Sinai in 2016 as a colon and rectal surgery specialist. After attending Hofstra University for his undergraduate studies, Dr. Caliendo earned his medical degree from Chicago Medical School. He then studied General Surgery during his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center before completing his fellowship in Colon & Rectal Surgery at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. As a double-board certified physician by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery, Dr. Caliendo specializes in minimally invasive treatment through laparoscopic and robotic surgical techniques.

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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.

Specialties

Hernia

colon and rectal surgeons

robotic surgery

Plastic Surgery

Thoracic

Laparoscopy

Cancer Screening

General Surgery

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"My wife needed 2 surgeries in three months with Dr. Caliendo. I trust him with my life. He is a great surgeon, doctor and more important, a great man. . I would recommend him to everyone. Great practice too. "

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