Why are we different?
The Hernia Institute of Louisiana, founded by Dr. Treen in 1999, was developed out of the perception that advanced techniques in the repair of common hernias as well as major abdominal wall reconstructive procedures were needed in our region. Since the opening of the Hernia Institute, a practice focused upon excellence in hernia repair and abdominal wall reconstruction, Dr. Treen has brought the latest and most advanced hernia repair techniques to New Orleans. Several modifications of surgical methods by Dr. Treen have become standard procedures around the world. In an effort to promote the adoption of advanced surgical techniques in the repair of hernias, Dr. Treen established a monthly symposium as part of our Surgeon Education program at St. Charles Surgical Hospital for surgeons from around the world to learn and observe these latest techniques. Since 1999, thousands of surgeons have traveled to the Hernia Institute of Louisiana to learn from Dr. Treen.
As visiting professor at numerous medical schools and teaching hospitals in the United States, Canada, and in Europe, Dr. Treen enjoys the challenge of teaching other surgeons and trainees. Frequently participating as faculty for hernia specialty meetings across the world, he has had the opportunity to interact with many of the world’s experts in the field of hernia repair, sharing insights, concepts, and ideas, and further expanding his opportunity to offer world-class surgical care.
As a member of the Board of Governors of the American Hernia Society, Dr. Treen continues to work toward the advancement of research and development of surgical methods and biomaterials for pursuit of the ideal solutions for hernia repair and abdominal wall reconstruction. He has also established the Treen Hernia Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation to facilitate provision of hernia repair in underserved areas of the western hemisphere.