The Lichtenstein Hernia Institute is the only facility in the U.S. devoted exclusively to research, teaching and surgery of abdominal wall hernias (inguinal hernia, femoral hernia, umbilical hernia, ventral hernia or incisional hernia). In 1984, internationally recognized hernia experts at the Lichtenstein Hernia Institute originated and popularized their revolutionary "tension-free" mesh technique, which is now accepted worldwide and considered the gold standard for hernia repair by the American College of Surgeons.
Parviz Amid, MD, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and Royal College of Surgeons of England, is co-founder and director of the Lichtenstein Hernia Institute. He is an international author and lecturer and has published more than 150 scientific articles and book chapters on the subject of abdominal wall hernias. He has trained expert hernia surgeons from all over the world and has lectured across the U.S. and throughout Europe, Canada, the Far East, South America and Australia. He also is an international expert on pain problems after surgery.
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