Flu season visitor restriction – age 16 or older (Restricción de visitantes durante la Temporada de Influenza (Flu) – Mayores de 16 años.)

Flu Season Visitor Restriction

Visitors temporarily restricted to age 16 or older

As a safety first organization, Christiana Care is implementing a temporary visitation age restriction starting Friday, Jan. 18. This temporary restriction protects patients, their loved ones and health care workers during this time of extremely high number of influenza cases and other respiratory illnesses circulating in our community.

The new restrictions limit visitors to patients in Christiana and Wilmington hospitals to persons age 16 or older. Children and teens younger than 16 years are most likely to get the flu and remain contagious longer than adults. This restriction does not apply to outpatient and ambulatory services. We began restricting visitors under the age of 16 years in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Women’s and Children’s areas on Jan. 18.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

For more information about the Flu visit our Health Library.


Restricción de visitantes durante la Temporada de Influenza (Flu)

Temporalmente solo se permiten los visitantes mayores de 16 años.

Como una organización que promueve la seguridad ante todo, Christiana Care está implementando una restricción temporal en la edad de visitantes a partir del viernes 18 de enero. Esta restricción temporal protege a los pacientes, a sus seres queridos y al personal de cuidados de salud durante esta época con un número extremadamente alto de casos de influenza y de otras enfermedades respiratorias que circulan en nuestra comunidad.

Las nuevas restricciones, en los hospitales Christiana y Wilmington, sólo permiten visitas a pacientes de personas mayores de 16 años. Los niños y adolescentes menores de 16 años son más propensos a contraer el flu y son contagiosos por más tiempo que los adultos. Esta restricción no aplica a las áreas de servicios ambulatorios. Comenzamos la restricción de visitas a menores de 16 años en nuestra Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos Neonatales (NICU) y en las áreas para Mujeres y Niños desde el 18 de enero.

Gracias por su comprensión y cooperación.

Para más información sobre la gripe, visite nuestra Biblioteca de Salud.

The Hernia Center at Christiana Care

The Hernia Center

Expert hernia care tailored specifically for you.

Our highly skilled, board-certified surgeons have specific interest in, and great passion for treating patients suffering from all manner of hernia disease. We offer the most advanced and innovative hernia repair procedures available, including laparoscopic and robotic approaches.

As our patient, you can expect to receive care that is individualized and tailored to your specific condition. We will listen to your concerns and develop a comprehensive treatment plan that delivers best-in-class hernia care with exceptional outcomes.

Register for our upcoming free hernia seminar on March 21.

What is a Hernia?

A hernia is a defect, or a gap, between the muscle layers of the abdominal wall. Through this defect, tissues which should usually remain in the abdomen are able to protrude through the abdominal wall and frequently present as a lump or a mass on the abdomen or in the groin. They can occur without any specific cause, or can happen after surgery on the abdominal wall. Hernias can vary from small to very large and complicated.  Symptoms can range from a minor nuisance to life-threatening.

Conditions We Diagnose and Treat

  • Inguinal hernia
  • Femoral hernia
  • Umbilical hernia
  • Epigastric hernia
  • Ventral hernia
  • Incisional hernia
  • Parastomal hernia
  • Spigelian hernia
  • And more

Your surgeon will assess your hernia and, if surgery is advised, recommend the best approach for your specific condition.

Treatments and Services We Offer

  • Open hernia surgery
  • Laparoscopic hernia surgery
  • Robotic hernia surgery
  • Complex/recurrent hernia repair
  • Abdominal wall reconstruction
  • Component muscle separation
  • Management of mesh related complications
  • Management of chronic pain after hernia surgery

Why Choose The Hernia Center at Christiana Care?

Our surgeons are specially trained in hernia surgery.  We tailor our surgical approach and plan of care to your specific case and needs.  We, at The Hernia Center at Christiana Care, are here to serve the community; offering the highest quality and most advanced surgical treatments available. As our patient, you can expect compassionate, expert care and individual attention.  We look forward to serving you.

For my complicated and challenging third hernia repair, I needed a skilled surgeon with experience and knowledge of advanced technology in robotic surgery. I found that surgeon in Dr. Peter Santoro. His skill, his thoroughness, his before and after concern for me and his friendly manner, all made for a successful and stress-free surgical experience. Robotic surgery recovery was very quick and I was able to return to normal activities within a very short time. Dr. Santoro is the best!

— Joe M.

To make an appointment, or for more information, please call 302-320-7600. Our hours are 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

The Hernia Center at Christiana Care
Wilmington Hospital campus
501 W. 14th Street
Gateway Building, Suite 2E15
Wilmington, DE 19801 directions
302-320-7600