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
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.
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
Claus Simpfendorfer, MD
Appointments & Locations
For an evaluation of your chronic groin pain or potential mesh complications call: 216.445.9989