Hernias

    Overview

    A hernia is when an inner organ protrudes through the wall of the cavity containing it. Most commonly, this occurs in the abdominal wall and groin. Treatment options include lifestyle changes, medication, and in more serious examples, surgical repair.

    SIU Hernia Center

    If you are facing a complex hernia challenge, trust the area’s proven specialists. Through a partnership with Memorial Medical Center, SIU surgeons treat patients at the Advanced Hernia Center, and are skilled in the very latest technologies and procedures. 

    Our doctors

    Provider

    Melanie Barnard, MD

    Surgical Oncologist General Surgery
    315 W. Carpenter St. 2nd Floor Clinic C Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Marc Garfinkel, MD

    Chair, Department of Surgery at St. John's Hospital General Surgery
    747 N. Rutledge St. 5th Floor Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Lauri Lopp, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    John Mellinger, MD, FACS

    Division Chair, Division of General Surgery General Surgery
    747 N. Rutledge St. 5th Floor Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Adam Reid, MD

    General Surgery
    747 N. Rutledge St. 5th Floor Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Benjamin Rejowski, MD

    General Surgery
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    Provider

    Ankit Sharma, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Troy Spilde, MD

    Pediatric General Surgeon General Surgery
    400 N. 9th St. Floor 2 Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    John Sutyak, MD

    Director, Southern Illinois Trauma Center General Surgery
    747 N. Rutledge St. 5th Floor Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Jarrod Wall, MD

    Director, Third Year Surgery Clerkship General Surgery
    747 N. Rutledge St. 5th Floor Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Brandt Whitehurst, MD

    General Surgery
    747 N. Rutledge St. 5th Floor Springfield, IL 62702

    Why SIU

    Continually learning

    With a focus on continual improvement, our doctors take the time to research, study and innovate to provide the latest treatments for our patients.

    Patient-first experience

    Our care ranges from primary care physicians to specialists and sub-specialists who have advanced training. We're here for you when you need us.

    Breakthrough technology

    Continually teaching the next generation of doctors, our physicians use the latest developments in procedures and technologies for our patients.