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Hernia Surgery

A hernia can be a complex, uncomfortable and debilitating condition. Untreated, intestines can get trapped inside the hernia potentially causing strangulation – a life-threatening situation.

UC San Diego Health’s hernia surgical team provides an advanced clinical care center for people experiencing hernia. With specialized training in hernia repair, we provide expert, compassionate care for all types of hernias.

Our team, led by Garth Jacobsen, MD, has performed thousands of hernia surgeries – from complex open procedures to laparoscopic and robot-assisted, minimally invasive techniques. We are advancing hernia care through clinical trials to provide you lasting, effective treatment. 

Read more about hernias and treatment, and about the specialists dedicated to this work.