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Location:Mercy 8th & 8th Medical ParkLevel 3 / Suite 300788 8th Ave. SECedar Rapids, IA 52401
Park in the lot on the corner of 8th Avenue and 7th Street SE.
Phone Number:For questions or scheduling, call: (319) 398-6747
Hours:8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Monday through Friday
Bulent Cetindag, MD, FACS
The General Surgery Clinic’s hernia surgery is under the direction of board-certified and fellowship-trained surgeon Bulent Cetindag MD, FACS.
Dr. Cetindag specializes in complex abdominal wall reconstruction and hernia surgery. Visit Dr. Cetindag's profile to learn more about his background and hear from him directly in a variety of short videos.
A hernia is a defect in the abdominal muscle or tendons that allow intra-abdominal content, such as intestines and fatty tissue, to protrude through the tissues under the skin.
Ultimately, all hernias are caused by a combination of pressure and weakness of muscle or fascia. The pressure pushes an organ or tissue through the opening or weak spot. Sometimes, the muscle weakness is present at birth, as in some groin and umbilical hernias; more often, it occurs later in life. Learn more about the types of hernias, as well as symptoms and risk factors.
For more information on hernia surgery, or questions on scheduling an appointment, please call (319) 398-6747.
Hernias can be common. For anyone who has ever had one, it's not to be forgotten. Dr. Cetindag discusses hernias with reporter Chris Earl. (From KCRG TV-9, April 17, 2017.)