Our hernia care team provides compassionate care for patients of all ages.

Some folks are born with hernias, others develop hernias from pushing muscles too hard or lifting heavy items. Hernias are often self-diagnosed and should be treated.

Proliance Puyallup Surgeons' team of general surgeons understand that hernias can quickly become painful. Our team of doctors can help you with techniques for rapid recovery.  


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Decades of experience & few limits.

Our expert surgeons will help you get back to life and back to work.


When you select Proliance Puyallup Surgeons, you’ll choose from one of our three hernia surgical specialists. From your first exam through post-surgical care, you’ll have the same doctor. This continuum of care, with our experienced surgeons, is what makes our approach so unique and effective.

Each of our hernia surgeons is trained in the full suite of hernia procedures, offering the most innovative techniques available including laparoscopic, complex, mesh, and non-mesh surgical hernia repair.

The result of our care is little downtime for you. We want to get you back to work, and doing the things you love most. As our patient, you’ll have few limits. Our hernia specialists work with you to establish an aftercare protocol to keep you moving.

Douglas King

MD, FACS View Bio

Anthony Kim

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Robert Marsh

MD, FACS View Bio




Comprehensive treatment for every type of hernia

Hernia treatment that gets you back to your life is what we’re all about.

Groin (Inguinal)

One type of groin hernia is the inguinal hernia. It is most common in men but children can get them too. You’ll notice the inguinal hernia in the crease of the groin. A bulge will appear and happens when a portion of the intestine or other organ protrudes through an opening in the abdominal wall and into the inguinal canal. Women can get groin hernias as well, known as a femoral hernia.

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Umbilical Hernia

An umbilical hernia occurs when tissue or part of the intestine pushes through muscle near the navel. You’ll recognize an umbilical hernias as a visible bulge by your belly button that is more noticeable when coughing or straining. More advanced umbilical hernias may cause increased pain or vomiting. Obesity, a prolonged cough or multiple pregnancies can increase your chances of developing an umbilical hernia.

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All Hernias

All hernias involve part of an organ or tissue pushing through muscle of connective tissue. While inguinal and umbilical hernias are the most common, there are multiple types. Hernias can be repaired through laparoscopic or open surgery methods. Your surgeon will consult with you regarding the best approach.

All types of hernias:

  • Epigastric hernias
  • Femoral hernias
  • Hiatal hernias
  • Incisional hernias
  • Ventral hernias (Abdominal)

Hernia Treatment Options

Open Hernia Repair

Open umbilical hernia repair is the most common surgical treatment for hernias. In an open hernia repair, an incision is made near the site of the hernia. Your surgeon will then repair the hernia using mesh or by suturing the muscle layer closed to prevent the intestine from entering the muscle tissue.

Laparoscopic Hernia Repair

In a Laparoscopic umbilical hernia repair a series of small incisions are made near the site of the hernia. Then, a tiny camera called a laparoscope is inserted to help the surgeon see your hernia. Your surgeon will repair your hernia using mesh or by suturing the muscle layer closed to prevent the intestine from entering the muscle tissue.


If self-care and medication have not resolved your hernia symptoms, please give us a call.



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