Hernia Surgery

Hernia Surgery

Hernia Surgery


General Information

The General Surgery Service is capable of dealing with and receiving referrals for hernias of all types and clinical presentations. The capability of employing laparoscopic approach to such hernia problems as recurrent inguinal hernias and recurrent incisional hernias is provided. The use of primary or mesh repair is also provided by the General Surgery Group.

The General Surgery Service provides a full range of educational opportunities for physicians, nurses and patients in the treatment and evaluation of patients throughout the entire spectrum of hernia disease. This group is active in recruiting the patients for up-to-date clinical protocols and treatment of hernia problems.

John Hanks, M.D., FACS
Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of General Surgery
Office: (434)924-0376
email: jbh@virginia.edu
Bruce D. Schirmer, M.D., FACS
Professor of Surgery
Office: (434) 924-2104
Email: bs@virginia.edu
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Charles Friel, M.D., FACS 
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Office: (434) 243-9970
Email: cmf2x@virginia.edu
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Peter T. Hallowell, M.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery  
Office: (434) 243-4811
Email: pth2f@virginia.edu 
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Traci Hedrick, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery  
Office: (434) 243-9970
Email: th8q@virginia.edu 

Philip W. Smith, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Office: (434) 924-0376

Email: philipsmith@virginia.edu