Vanderbilt Hernia Center

The Vanderbilt Hernia Center includes specialists who work together to surgically repair all types of hernias. Our team performs a wide range of hernia surgeries, including robotic abdominal wall reconstruction. We personalize treatment to your circumstances. If your hernia does not need surgery, we can refer you to other Vanderbilt specialists who can offer treatment that’s right for you.

Hernia Care: Why Choose Vanderbilt

  • Advanced treatment. We offer laparoscopic robotic abdominal wall reconstruction. This is a major advancement for repairing nearly any type of hernia. It’s a minimally invasive surgery that reduces hospital time.
  • A team approach. Our specialists work together. This helps make sure that your hernia is repaired correctly the first time, preventing a second occurrence.
  • Responsive team. We want to make your experience as stress-free as possible. You can use our secure online portal, My Health at Vanderbilt, to contact your care team, schedule appointments, manage medications and access medical records.
  • Recognized expertise. We are part of the American Hernia Society Quality Collaborative. This is a national network dedicated to improving hernia repair and prevention. We gain knowledge from and share information with hundreds of doctors around the country.

Hernias We Treat

We treat all types of hernias, including but not limited to these most common ones:

  • Epigastric hernia (belly)
  • Femoral hernia (upper thigh)
  • Hiatal hernia (stomach), which can cause reflux
  • Incisional hernia (scar)
  • Inguinal hernia (groin)
  • Umbilical hernia (navel)

Tests, Treatments and Services We Offer


Vanderbilt General Surgery
The Vanderbilt Clinic
1301 Medical Center Drive, Suite 3501A
Nashville, TN 37232
(615) 322-2063
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Hernia Care Team


Advanced Practice Nurses