Anesthesia for Hernia Repair

This information is useful for children, adults, and older adults
Why Yale Medicine?
  • Yale Medicine doctors excel at performing the most complicated hernia surgeries.
  • We have expanded our interventional and postoperative pain management services.
  • We are national leaders in anesthesiology who provide specialized care.

If you need a hernia repair, you may be asked whether you'd prefer to have it done while you are awake or asleep. This is an important factor to discuss before your operation with your anesthesiologist, who will talk to you about the best way to control your pain.

Yale Medicine anesthesiologists work alongside surgeons on both routine and highly complex hernia repairs to make sure patients are comfortable and safe. “We take care of the patient so that the surgeon can concentrate on just repairing the hernia,” says Robert Stout, MD, associate medical director of Yale New Haven Hospital Perioperative Services, and assistant professor of anesthesiology at Yale School of Medicine.