Ventral Hernia Repair

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

Stephen Oh, MD

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P. Stephen Oh, MD is Assistant Professor of Surgery in the division of Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Trauma at Weill Cornell Medical College and Assistant Attending Surgeon at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Board-certified in both pediatric and general surgery, he specializes in pediatric minimally invasive surgery, including advanced endoscopic, laparoscopic and thoracoscopic techniques. He enjoys a wide range of clinical interests and expertise, including neonatal and congenital anomalies, pediatric general and thoracic surgery, pediatric gastrointestinal surgery, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and pediatric surgical oncology.

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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

Pediatric Thoracic Surgery

Pediatric Surgery

Pediatric Surgical Oncology

Neonatal Thoracic Surgery

Pediatric Head and Neck Surgery

Endoscopy

General Surgery

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"Dr. Oh is wonderful! Our infant had a hernia and Dr. Oh spent a lot of time with us before the repair to explain what to expect. On the day of the procedure, he was very patient and communicated with us clearly. He had a great bedside manner for both the baby and us! Dr. Oh also kindly made himself available anytime through email and promptly returned messages to answer our questions. We are so grateful to have had Dr. Oh care for our baby. "

Queens, NY

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