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David Grischkan, a hernia doctor and the medical director of the Hernia Center of
Ohio, is a native of Canada. He trained at McGill University in
Montreal and acquired extensive training in the Shouldice hernia
He was invited to the Cleveland Clinic in 1976 and left in 1979 to embark upon a teaching career and to help patients as a hernia dctor in his private surgical practice.
he founded the Hernia Center of Ohio as a center of
excellence for hernias, devoting full-time to this specialty.
Using the Shouldice, Canadian repair he pioneered outpatient
hernia surgery in this part of the country. With his extensive
experience, he began the evolution to the modified Shouldice
technique to facilitate the procedure for patient comfort.
He has been an invited lecturer in hernia surgery at numerous American universities around the country. Additionally, in 1992, he co-chaired a session at an international symposium on hernia surgery at Louvin University in Belgium. The next year, he was the keynote speaker at two international meetings in Italy.
In 1997, Dr. David Grischkan was a principal investigator for a national research project to evaluate a new mesh for implantation in hernia surgery. This study was presented at an international meeting and the data published in 1999.
To date, Dr. David Grischkan has performed well over 20,000 hernia repairs utilizing the modified Shouldice technique. Many of these patients, referred from all over the country, were very difficult recurrences for which most surgeons were unwilling to perform the surgery.
Looking for a hernia doctor or information about hernias? The Hernia Center of Ohio, located in suburban Cleveland, Ohio, specializes in the repair of all types of hernias, including incisional hernias, hiatal hernia treatments and inguinal hernia repairs.