Overview

Overview

The Cleveland Clinic Center for Chronic Groin Pain is a multidisciplinary clinic where patients are evaluated for pain following inguinal hernia surgery. Chronic groin pain is an unfortunate potential side effect of having an inguinal hernia repair than can impact up to 10% of patients. This pain can often be debilitating for patients and impact all aspects of their life including work, daily activities, and social interactions. The Cleveland Clinic Center for Chronic Groin Pain focuses on identifying potential sources of that pain and solutions using multiple modalities.

Evaluation & Treatment

Evaluation & Treatment

As a patient at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Chronic Groin Pain you will undergo a comprehensive evaluation by a hernia surgeon who specializes in chronic groin pain, a pain psychologist and thorough ultrasound examination by a musculoskeletal radiologist. This comprehensive team and the patient will determine an optimal pain management strategy. This may include noninvasive options such as medications, nerve injections or physical therapy, or surgical management of chronic groin pain which may include hernia mesh removal or neurectomy.

Staff

Staff

David Krpata, MD
Director, Cleveland Clinic Center for Chronic Groin Pain

Judith Scheman, PhD
Director, Behavioral Medicine, Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute

Michael Forney, MD
Musculoskeletal Imaging

Claus Simpfendorfer, MD
Musculoskeletal Imaging

Appointments & Locations

Appointments & Locations

Appointments

For an evaluation of your chronic groin pain or potential mesh complications call: 216.445.9989

Location

Resources