Department of Surgery Launches UCSF Center for Hernia Repair & Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
The Department of Surgery has launched a new program, the Center for Hernia Repair and Abdominal Wall Reconstruction. Led by Hobart W. Harris, M.D., M.P.H., Professor and Chief of the Division of General Surgery, and Director of the Infection Injury and Immunity Lab, the multidisciplinary program provides state-of-the-art treatment for all types of hernias, from the most common to the most technically challenging, such as giant abdominal wall hernias, hernias arising from enterocutaneous fistulas, and complicated mesh-related infections related to recurrent hernias. Dr. Harris is a pioneer and leader in the management and repair of complex ventral hernias.
UCSF is the leading tertiary referral center in the region for hernia surgery, performing nearly 700 procedures annually, 350 of those for ventral (incisional) hernias that are frequently more challenging.
The UCSF Center for Hernia Repair & Abdominal Wall Reconstruction offers patients highly personalized treatment plans and multidisciplinary care from a treatment team that includes general surgeons, plastic and reconstructive surgeons, wound care specialists, specialized anesthesiologists, hospital intensivists, and professionals in nutritional rehabilitation and physical rehabilitation.