Hernia Surgery

The General Surgery Service is capable of dealing with and receiving referrals for hernias of all types and clinical presentations. The capability of employing laparoscopic approach to such hernia problems as recurrent inguinal hernias, recurrent incisional hernias, abdominal wall hernias, diaphragmatic hernias, and parastomal hernias is provided. The use of primary or mesh repair is also provided by the General Surgery Group. Dr. Hallowell also sees patients with sports hernias.

The General Surgery Service provides a full range of educational opportunities for physicians, nurses and patients in the treatment and evaluation of patients throughout the entire spectrum of hernia disease. This group is active in recruiting the patients for up-to-date clinical protocols and treatment of hernia problems

Faculty

Peter T. Hallowell, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Office: (434) 243-4811
Email: pth2f@virginia.edu
Bruce D. Schirmer, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Office: (434) 924-2104
Email: bs@virginia.edu
Charles Friel, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Office: (434) 243-9970
Email: cmf2x@virginia.edu
Traci Hedrick, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Office: (434) 243-9970
Email: th8q@virginia.edu
Sook Hoang, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Office: (434) 243-9970
Email: sh7je@virginia.edu