Abdominal hernias are very common, particularly among men. Various hernias receive their name for the area of the body where they occur. Each year in the U.S. around 700,000 hernia surgeries are performed. Dr. Jeffrey S Fronza performs surgeries to correct various hernias.
The surgeons at Northwestern Surgical Associates have always been at the forefront of hernia repair in Chicago. They have established a reputation of treating each hernia in a comprehensive manner. Their expertise has allowed them to bring all surgical tools to bear to solve these challenging problems.
Dr. Wilson H. Hartz III had the most extensive experience treating inguinal hernias at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Mark T Toyama had the most extensive experience with laparoscopic hernia repair and Sports Hernias at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Jeffrey S Fronza has carried on the tradition established by his past partners through his practice at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. In addition, he also has expertise in abdominal wall reconstruction and mesh free, natural tissue inguinal hernia repair.
Dr. Jeffrey S Fronza is a master of hernia repair. Whether it is a straightforward inguinal hernia or a complex abdominal wall reconstruction, he has the expertise to best treat your disease. All patients with inguinal hernias and most patients with other abdominal wall hernias can be treated on an outpatient basis with quick resumption of normal activity.
NSA surgeons have trained others in the community in the latest techniques in hernia repair, and prided themselves on an uncommonly low rate of recurrence. In Dr. Hartz’s personal series of inguinal hernia repair, his recurrence rate is less than 0.5%. Dr. Fronza has perfected the mesh free inguinal hernia repair utilizing the techniques of the Shouldice Clinic, which has set the gold standard natural tissue hernia repair for 70 years. Please contact our office to schedule an appointment with Dr Jeffrey S Fronza to discuss the best approach to your hernia.
What is Abdominal Wall Reconstruction?
Large or recurrent hernias can present a unique and difficult challenge. Abdominal wall reconstruction utilizes complex maneuvers to both fix the hernia AND restore the structural and functional continuity of the abdominal core.
Frequently Asked Questions
Educational Videos - Abdominal Wall Hernias
American College of Surgeons Educational Sheet - Ventral Hernia Repair
American College of Surgeons Educational Sheet - Umbilical Hernia Repair
American College of Surgeons Educational Sheet - Inguinal Hernia Repair
Surgical Patient Education For a Better Recovery
SAGES Patient Brochure on Ventral Hernia Repair