Penn's Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Program offers the most advanced surgical treatment options available to restore the structure and functionality of the abdominal wall. This ensures long-lasting stability and reduces the risk of recurrence and other complications.
It is the only one in the region combining the expertise of physicians from various disciplines to ensure that each person receives a comprehensive evaluation and the most advanced treatment options available.
Those 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
Lymph node transfer is a procedure in which lymph nodes from one part of the body are removed and placed in the part of the body affected by lymphedema.