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Division of General Surgery


Condon Hernia Institute


The Robert E. Condon Hernia Institute is a collaborative, multidisciplinary program comprised of clinicians dedicated to hernia repair. Our team is made up of surgeons who specialize in hernia repair surgery, radiologists, plastic surgeons, and nurses.

Our Mission

The mission of the Condon Hernia Institute is to promote excellence in hernia surgery outcomes. We strive to provide the latest and most advanced techniques in hernia repair. Our objective is to allow our patients to work with us to tailor a treatment plan that is right for them – whether their hernia is simple or complex.

About Dr. Condon

The name Condon is synonymous with hernia repair. Dr. Condon was Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin from 1979-1997. He came to the College in 1972 from the University of Iowa College of Medicine in Iowa City. Prior to that, he was a member of the faculty of the University of Washington, Baylor University, and the University of Illinois in Chicago. Dr. Condon completed a residency in General Surgery at the University of Washington after graduating from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Condon has published countless articles and book chapters on the topic of hernia repair. Most notably, he was co-editor with another champion of hernia repair, Lloyd M. Nyhus, MD of the textbook simply titled Hernia. This text has been the definitive reference for hernia repairs for over 30 years. Dr. Condon's illustrious career at the Medical College of Wisconsin made him one of the premier voices in the world of hernia repair. We are pleased that Dr. Condon has graciously allowed us to honor his name in the creation of this new Center of Excellence at Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Types of Hernias

Hernia Surgery Program

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