If you’re experiencing ongoing pain due to a hernia or chronic heartburn, meeting with a surgeon is the first step in getting your health back on track and alleviating your discomfort and pain.

What might indicate it’s time for a surgical consult?


Delaying hernia care can lead to bigger problems down the road. Severe cases may result in a strangulated hernia, which requires urgent surgical repair. Look out for these common symptoms:

  • Swelling and/or discomfort of the abdomen, groin or scrotum
  • Increased pain at site of bulge or while lifting
  • Dull, aching sensation
  • A sense of feeling full or signs of bowel obstruction

When gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is not treated, serious complications can occur, impacting your quality of life. Look out for these common symptoms:

  • A burning feeling in your chest lasting anywhere from a few minutes to a couple of hours
  • Pain in your chest when you bend over or lay down
  • Difficulty, pain or bleeding when you swallow
  • A burning feeling in your throat
  • A hot, sour, acidic or salty taste in the back of your throat
  • If you are still suffering from a previously diagnosed hiatal hernia you were told was ok to ignore

We employ the latest advancements in robotics and technology — including our Da Vinci robot for treating hernias and the LINX procedure for heartburn — so you can be certain you’re getting a higher level of care to ensure your best possible outcome.


If you are having a medical emergency, please call 911, or come directly to our emergency department.

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