Plastic Surgery

Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

Penn's Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Program offers the most advanced surgical treatment options available to restore the structural and functional continuity of the abdominal wall, ensure long-lasting stability and reduce the risk of recurrence and other complications.

Indications for Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

The multidisciplinary Complex Abdominal Wall Program is the only one in the region combining the expertise of physicians from various disciplines to ensure that each patient receives a comprehensive evaluation and the most advanced treatment options available.

Patients with the following conditions may benefit from a consultation:

  • Recurring hernias
  • Complex, open wounds in the abdominal wall
  • Trauma to the abdominal wall
  • Scar tissue
  • Co-morbidities such as obesity, diabetes or smoking

Upon the first office visit, patients receive a comprehensive, same-day evaluation by a plastic surgeon and gastrointestinal surgeon to discuss all available treatment options. Penn specialists collaborate with the patient and their referring provider to identify the best course of treatment, and following surgery they return the patient to their referring provider for their continued care.

Next Steps

To schedule a consultation call 800-789-7366 or request an appointment online.