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Lichtenstein Amid Hernia Clinic at UCLA


The Lichtenstein Hernia Institute is the only facility in the United States devoted exclusively to research, teaching and surgery of abdominal wall hernias (inguinal hernia, femoral hernia, umbilical hernia, ventral hernia or incisional hernia).

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Chronic Pain After Surgery

Chronic Pain After SurgeryChronic pain is a serious problem after hernia repair. Our UCLA Interventional Pain doctors have expertise in non-operative management of this challenging condition. Learn more »

Lichtenstein Tension-Free Hernia Repair

Lichtenstein Tension-Free Hernia RepairThe "tension-free" mesh technique was pioneered by the Lichtenstein Hernia Institute in 1984 and is currently considered the gold standard of hernia repair by the American College of Surgeons.

In this procedure, repair is accomplished by covering the opening of the hernia with a patch of mesh, instead of sewing the edge of the hole together. Learn more »

Do all hernias require surgery?

Do all hernias require surgery?Hernias that limit activity or cause symptoms should be repaired. Small, asymptomatic hernias may be safety watched
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