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Hernia Repairs

The board certified surgeons at the Midwest Hernia Institute specialize in the use of the Kugel patch for inguinal hernia repairs, the Ventralex mesh for umbilical (belly button) hernias and Strattice tissue matrix for complex hernia repairs.  In addition to serving the local population in Northeastern Illinois, the Midwest Hernia Institute attracts patients from around the country with complex hernia problems or patients who desire a hernia repair with a Kugel patch performed by a more experienced surgeon.


Our Mission

The physicians and staff of the Midwest Hernia Institute are committed to providing the best hernia treatment available by combining the best technologies with extensive experience and to advance the field of hernia surgery through research and training of qualified surgeons from around the world.




Company Profile

The Midwest Hernia Institute was founded by board certified general surgeons Dr. Jeff Braxton and Dr. Greg Spitz in 1999.  Dr. Braxton trained with Dr. Kugel in Olympia, WA and was the first surgeon to bring the technique to the Midwest in 1996.  After rapidly gaining experience, the doctors were asked to become instructors by Surgical Sense, Inc., the company manufacturing the Kugel patch.

After Surgical Sense was purchased by Davol, a division of Bard (NYSE: BCR), Dr. Braxton and Dr. Spitz were asked to become a major training site for the Kugel patch and a test site for new hernia technologies.  The doctors have provided on-site training for surgeons from around the world and have traveled internationally to provide hernia training.




Contact Information


630 820-2727
630 820-7427
5980 South Route 53 Unit D, Lisle, IL 60532
        1256 Waterford Dr Suite 130 , Aurora, IL 60504
Electronic mail
General Information: info@midwesthernia.com
Webmaster: webmaster@midwesthernia.com

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