The European Center for Comprehensive Hernia Treatment at Szpital na Klinach approaches surgical hernia repair with the most advanced minimally invasive techniques in laparoscopy and robotics. These are particularly useful in the treatment of complicated recurrent hernias, such as those that occur after prior abdominal surgery, and as an alternative to traditional “open” surgeries that would require large abdominal incisions. The benefits of minimally invasive techniques in the treatment of hernias are reduced postoperative pain, a superior cosmetic result with practically invisible scars, and a substantially decreased risk of surgical site infections. In the case of abdominal hernias, robotic surgery in particular grants the surgeon vastly superior accessibility and maneuverability to precisely repair the defect. In some cases, robotic surgery is essentially the only feasible option for minimally invasive surgery, such as in the case of hernias that require more sophisticated suturing of the inner abdominal wall layers. This is sometimes required to create a more resilient surgical site and is therefore particularly effective in reducing the risk of hernia recurrences, such as may happen as a result of pregnancy, age, or even other prior surgeries.

The European Center for Comprehensive Hernia Treatment at the Szpital na Klinach combines the expertise of renowned physicians from all disciplines, including surgery, internal medicine, and wound care, to ensure we provide safe and truly comprehensive, world-class services for our patients. We actively monitor our work to not only maintain our level of therapeutic excellence but also continuously improve the quality and consistency of the care we provide. To maximize the quality of your patient experience with us, each patient is assigned an Individual Patient Counselor, who coordinates the entire treatment process and schedules convenient dates for preoperative examinations and consultations.

The Center is accredited by the prestigious American organization, International Hernia Collaboration, and routinely collaborates with the best European and American clinics.

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Types of hernias we treat at The Center:

  • Hiatal hernias: sliding and paraoesophageal, including full diagnostics and treatment of gastroesophageal reflux
  • Incisional hernias: hernias passing through scars from previous surgeries
  • Inguinal hernias: direct and indirect, primary and recurrent, femoral, and postoperative
  • Parastomal hernias
  • Sports hernias: manifested as pain and/or bulging in the groin area
  • Umbilical hernias

Abdominal hernias from prior gynecological surgery, pregnancy, and cesarean sections

Medical Leadership

We chose a group of outstanding specialists whose experience and professionalism build the rank of this place. Find out more about our clinics and medical staff.

prof. dr hab. n. med.
Tomasz Rogula
General surgeon
lek. med.
Robert Balawender
General surgeon
dr n. med.
Daria Kuliś
chirurg ogólny
dr n. med.
Łukasz Strzępek
Chirurg ogólny, chirurg onkolog

Find out more about hernias

Incisional Hernia

An incisional hernia is a postoperative complication, most often after abdominal surgery, due to a weakness in the scar tissue that forms as the body heals. It presents as a pathological movement of abdominal tissue or organs, called a hernial sac, through an opening in the surgical scar.

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Epigastric Hernia

An epigastric hernia is a type of abdominal hernia where abdominal contents protrude through a weakness at the midline of the abdomen, along the anatomical linea alba.

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Sports Hernia

Athletic pubalgia, otherwise known as a sports hernia, is a soft tissue injury that manifests as intense pain in the lower abdomen or groin area. Sports hernias are typically caused by repetitive or explosive actions, especially those that require twisting of the pelvis such as in American football, hockey, soccer, rugby, wrestling, and soccer.

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Parastomal Hernia

A parastomal hernia is a complication after a previous abdominal surgery in which a stoma was created. It involves the pathological movement of the hernial sac containing abdominal contents, typically the small intestine, through an opening in the abdominal wall adjacent to the stoma.

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Abdominal Hernia

An Abdominal Hernia is a quite common disease, occurring in about 25% of men and 3% of women. It involves the pathological movement of the hernia, i.e, parts of the peritoneum, intestines, or sometimes even the stomach, through defects in the abdominal wall.

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Umbilical hernia

An umbilical hernia is a type of abdominal hernia, where contents of the abdominal cavity are displaced upward around the navel through a weakness or malformation of the abdominal muscles. The resulting bulge is called the hernial sac.

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Groin (inguinal) Hernia

An inguinal hernia is a pathological, or abnormal, "bulge" in the form of a soft bump in the groin area, which occurs as a result of a weakness in the muscles of the lower abdominal wall.

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Esophageal (Hiatal) Hernia

A hiatal hernia is a gastrointestinal condition that results from a defect in the diaphragm, i.e., the muscle that separates the abdominal cavity from the chest cavity. Specifically, part of the stomach physically shifts upward into the chest through a defect in the anatomical opening in the diaphragm for the esophagus.

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