Greetings again, Kosgoda!
Please don't feel uncomfortable etiquette-wise on Google Answers. I
stumbled around a bit myself finding a happy medium between a
customer's expectations and what I can actually deliver. Researchers
tend to proceed cautiously until we can get an agreement in place --
especially on subjective questions and those requiring a satisfactory
The site closest to your model would have to be Dr. Thomas Fogarty's
but, wouldn't you know it, it seems to be off line today. It's
probably because it coincides with the release of his new Pinot Noir
this weekend. I did check out his site last week and it was quite an
impressive array of Dr. Fogarty's clinical skills, research areas,
awards, and his personal interests. His site is bathed in a burgundy
wine color (go figure!) and is very well designed.
Thomas Fogarty's Rapley Trail Pinot Noir Release Weekend
June 5th & 6th.
Come sample our new vineyard designated pinots.
1:00pm to 4:00pm
No Charge for Members. Very limited wines...two separate bottlings.
Please contact the winery for more information at 650-851-6777 or info@
Dr. Fogarty is quite the renaissance man. Besides being an renowned
cardiovascular surgeon, he is an inventor, owner of several
(including the winery), a guest lecturer, and an experienced fly
fisherman. That last talent helped him to realize one of his
inventions -- an ultra-thin balloon which is tied with a fishing knot
to a standard catheter and pushed through an artery to the occlusion
and inflated once in place.
His hernia 'connection' is that he is also the co-founder of General
Surgical Innovations who developed dissection systems for minimally
invasive hernia repair under the trademark SPACEMAKER®.
GSI's SPACEMAKER® II visually aided balloon dissector helps facilitate
minimally invasive surgical procedures such as laparoscopic hernia
repair. The surgeon uses the SPACEMAKER® device to create a surgical
working space between tissue layers in the abdominal wall. Once the
space has been created, the surgeon is able to use minimally invasive
techniques to reduce the hernia and reinforce the muscle layers in the
abdominal wall. This method is less traumatic than other alternatives
and returns the patient more quickly to normal activity.
I'm certain his site will be back online very soon and you can judge for
Also here is the website for Carson Liu, M.D. He performs mostly
bariatric surgery, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and LAP-BAND® procedures,
but he seemed to have a good mix of practice information, research
interests, and procedure descriptions.
In the meantime, I've found (with acresearcher's kind assistance) a
variety of personal websites from across the globe -- most from
U.S., a few from Britian, a couple from Australia, India, and one from
Germany. Many of them don't have the personal information you were
interested in though. I can only assume that physicians want to keep
their public and private lives separate.
I looked at and excluded from this list those with only practice
information and 'meet our staff' sites. Each has a different take on
hernia repair and might spark a few ideas for your friend's website.
Robert Kugel, M.D.
Dr. Namir Katkhouda
Edward G. Chekan, M.D.
John Rogers, M.D.
J. Barry McKernan, M.D., Ph.D.
Barry C. Kaufmann M.D.
Mr. Harvey Minasian MS
linking to Mr. John A Lynn: http://www.endocrinesurgeon.co.uk
Dr. George Fielding
David J Phillips, M.B., B.S., F.R.C.S. (Ed) F.R.A.C.S.
Robert Sewell, M.D.
Arnaldo F. Trabucco, MD, FACS
Steven I. Becker, M.D.
Michael Van den Bossche, M.D., FICS
George Ferzli, M.D.
Eckhard Löhde, M.D.
Dr. A. Ramamoorthy, M.S
Adam Naaman, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Mohan P. Desarda
Jonathan P. Yunis M.D. (one of the first U.S. physicians to use TiMESH)
I threw in this one surgical group from Florida because I liked their
'click on photo' feature link to each physicians' bio. Knowing zilch
about web design, that click/pop-up feature fascinates me, but I admit
to being easily amused.
Also here are a few major clinic listings:
Shouldice Hernia Centre
London Hernia Clinic
Clinic of Digestive Surgery
I hope this is enough of an overview of what's out there hernia-wise
and assists your friend in making web design choices.
As far as a search criteria, I really followed some of my own advice
and started switching out search engines. Once I got started, I
The most luck I had was with brainspot: http://www.brainespot.com
trying these word combinations: hernia/hernias/herniorraphy/
hernioplasty, laparoscopic, research, publications, M.D., D.O.,
general surgeon, mesh, mesh-plug, and patch.
Here is acerearcher's:
hernia OR hernias inurl:"md.com"
We had a group effort on this one, so thanks to Ace, Pinkfreud, and
snsh-ga for gettin' 'er done.