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.
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.
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 ChristianaCare, 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.
ChristianaCare Wilmington Hospital is proudly accredited as a Center of Excellence for Hernia Surgery. This mean that our facility distinguishes itself from many other health systems by providing the highest quality of care to patients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation. Wilmington Hospital earned this distinction by providing patients with the most advanced and innovative procedures available including laparoscopic and robotic surgery approaches.
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.