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Hernia Center

The Vanderbilt Hernia Center includes specialists who work together to surgically repair all types of hernias. Our team performs a wide range of hernia surgeries, including robotic abdominal wall reconstruction. We personalize treatment to your circumstances. If your hernia does not need surgery, we can refer you to other Vanderbilt specialists who can offer treatment that’s right for you.

Conditions We Treat

We treat all types of hernias, including but not limited to these most common ones:

Meet Your Care Team

Joel F. Bradley

Joel F. BradleyIII, MD

    Abdominal Wall Reconstruction, Biliary Disease / Gallbladder, Diaphragmatic Hernias, General Surgery, Hernias (Inguinal, Ventral, Incision), Sports Hernia/Athletic Pubalgia
Stephane A. Braun

Stephane A. BraunMD

    Breast Reconstructive Surgery, Cleft Lip and Palate, Fetal Surgery for Spina Bifida, Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery, Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Joseph Broucek

Joseph BroucekMD

    Benign Disease of the Esophagus, Benign Diseases of the Stomach / Duodenum, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, General Surgery, Hernias (Inguinal, Ventral, Incision), Minimally Invasive Foregut Surgery
Bradley M. Dennis

Bradley M. DennisMD, FACS

    Biliary Disease / Gallbladder, Complex Ventral / Incisional Hernias of the Abdominal Wall, Emergency General Surgery, General Surgery, Management of Enterocutaneous Fistula, Trauma and Burn Surgery, Trauma and Surgical Critical Care
Michael D. Holzman

Michael D. HolzmanMD, MPH

    Benign Disease of the Esophagus, Biliary Disease / Gallbladder, GI Surgery, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, General Surgery, Hernias (Inguinal, Ventral, Incision)
Richard A. Pierce

Richard A. PierceMD, PhD, FACS

    Abdominal Wall Reconstruction, General Surgery, Hernias (Inguinal, Ventral, Incision), Minimally Invasive Foregut Surgery, Sports Hernia/Athletic Pubalgia, Surgical Endoscopy

Why Choose the Hernia Center at Vanderbilt

  • laboratory, test tubes, Advanced treatment
    Advanced treatment

    We offer laparoscopic robotic abdominal wall reconstruction. This is a major advancement for repairing nearly any type of hernia. It’s a minimally invasive surgery that reduces hospital time.

  • luxury, diamond, Recognized expertise, exclusive
    Recognized expertise

    We are part of the American Hernia Society Quality Collaborative. This is a national network dedicated to improving hernia repair and prevention. We gain knowledge from and share information with hundreds of doctors around the country.

  • conference, Team approach, people, staff, partners
    A team approach

    Our specialists work together. This helps make sure that your hernia is repaired correctly the first time, preventing a second occurrence.

  • iphone, camera phone, cell, Telehealth, Online health portal
    Online health portal

    We want to make your experience as seamless and stress-free as possible. You can use our secure online portal, My Health at Vanderbilt, to send messages to your care team, schedule appointments, manage medications and access your medical records.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:


2111 Belcourt Avenue, Suite 103
Nashville, TN 37212