National Hernia Network is a network of hernia specialists located throughout the State of Florida. NHN contracts with large corporations, insurance companies, small businesses, and individuals to provide high quality surgical treatment for all types of abdominal and groin hernias. Simple "global-fee billing" saves time and money.
- Do One Thing
- Simplify the Process
- Get Back to Work Faster
Do One Thing; Do It Well
National Hernia Network surgeons have been selected for their skill and expertise in hernia care. Each NHN surgeon has performed a high volume of hernia cases, which has allowed them to fine-tune their techniques that result in consistent outcomes. All procedures are performed on an outpatient basis at state of the art surgery centers.
Simplify the Process
National Hernia Network (NHN) was designed to make the process of workers' compensation hernia repair as easy as possible. NHN schedules evaluations with surgeons who are board certified, F.A.C.S., and members of the American Hernia Society. Specialists repair the hernias at outpatient surgical centers. All of this care is coordinated through the NHN central office. A single call starts the process. NHN does the rest (scheduling OR, anesthesia, pain meds, and updates). Trained staff keeps the adjuster or nurse informed from initial consultation until MMI. Dealing with the M.D. or staff who won't return calls is a thing of the past. A single fee provides all of this service to the employer, adjuster and nurse. NHN takes care of all the other bills, claims and hassles. Excellent service at an excellent price.• Single phone call assures rapid evaluation, treatment and early return to work
• Toll-free phone lines
• National Hernia Network staff makes all the arrangements with the surgeon, anesthesiologist, operating room, and the patient
• Simple "all medical care included" global fee billing saves time and money
• Office consults within 3 - 5 days of your call in most cases
• Surgical repair within one week of first office visit, if desired
• Open "mesh" hernia repairs: Low recurrence rate (<0.5%); Low complication rate
• Most patients can return to work in 10 - 14 days at
• Prompt and complete workers' compensation reports returned in 48 - 72 hours so you know what is going on with the patient
Hernia Repair Doesn't Require Weeks of Lost Productivity!
In the past, tension hernia repairs (simply suturing or sewing the "weak spot" closed) required prolonged periods of convalescence. It was not unusual for patients to be "off", "out of commission", or basically unable to perform any duties for approximately 4 to 6 weeks. Even with this prolonged recovery period, recurrent hernias (getting a hernia "back") ranged from 5-15%. The use of mesh "tension free" repairs has revolutionized these past statistics.
National Hernia Network (NHN) provides only mesh tension free repairs at the company's facilities around the State of Florida. The lack of tension creates less pain, allowing for faster recuperation. In general, most initial hernia patients can return to "light duty" (<25 lbs. Lifting) in 10-14 days. Return to "full unrestricted duty" can be accomplished in 3 weeks. This allows the employer to have their valued employee back on the job quicker. The patient understands that they won't be stuck at a less desirable position in the company during a prolonged convalescence. Both interested parties win.
Time off after the surgical repair is only half the story. Many workers' compensation cases take weeks to have their initial evaluation with a surgeon. Often during this time, they are restricted in their activities while they wait to be seen/scheduled. Even after an evaluation reveals a hernia, scheduling can be another 2 to 3 weeks. NHN provides prompt access to hernia specialists around the State. Most patients can be seen in 3-5 days of a call to NHN (800-618-2466). If a hernia is diagnosed, a mesh repair at an outpatient surgical facility would be scheduled within 7 days. Obviously, the post procedure convalescence is not the only lost productivity and NHN recognizes this element of hernia care.
Prompt evaluation by trained specialists, expedited scheduling and quicker recovery has changed the landscape of hernia repair. Attention to all of the details allows NHN to provide an excellent service to the patient and employer. Returning a patient to full unrestricted activity both personally and professionally is the goal of NHN's physicians and staff. NHN streamlines the process to afford all involved the best and most efficient care available.