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The Hernia Program at Care New England
Ambulatory Services Pavilion
A Kent Hospital Facility
455 Toll Gate Road
Warwick, RI 02886
P: (401) 468-5455

Making a Referral

Referring physicians will receive continuous communication provided by the surgeon at Kent Hospital. The goal is to keep patients and physicians comfortable, yield exceptional outcomes, and create a patient-centered experience that is positive for each individual choosing to get their care at The Hernia Program at Care New England.

The most common type of hernia occurs when there is a tear or weakness in the abdominal wall muscles, at which point intestines or fat can push out through that hole and create a bulge. This bulge or protrusion is generally known as a hernia. Though hernias can be painless, they can also cause significant discomfort and can be life altering.

One our many focuses at The Hernia Program at Care New England is on recurrent hernias. If you have had a previous hernia repair, including patients who have had mesh based repairs, and now have a recurrent hernia, we are here to help correct that problem. Our highly trained surgeons have the experience and advanced techniques that enable us to surgically restore the normal anatomy of your abdominal wall.

The Hernia Program at Care New England has specialized training and experience in providing state-of-the-art surgical treatment for a variety of hernia problems, from routine to the most complex cases, including:

  • Umbilical hernias are under the belly button and typically repaired.
  • Inguinal hernias are the most common hernia and is located in the groin; it is usually fixed either robotically or laparoscopically
  • Ventral and incisional hernias are usually the result of prior surgery on the abdomen; usually repaired either open or robotically
  • Hiatal or Paraesophageal hernias are a widening of the diaphragm muscles that separate the chest from the abdomen; this generally includes surgery to correct acid reflux (heartburn)
  • Abdominal wall reconstruction is reserved for recurrent hernias or giant hernias. These techniques are advanced and performed either open or robotically
  • Other hernias such as femoral, lumbar, obturator, spigelian, etc. are uncommon, but we have experience in treating.
  • Recurrent hernias can come back, even if the first repair was ideal.
  • Parastomal hernias occur in patients with a colostomy or ileostomy. We offer new techniques to fix these either open, robotically, or laparoscopically.