Paul Szotek, MD, MBA, FACS
General Surgeon Specializing in Complex Hernia Repair
Dr. Szotek is a Board Certified General Surgeon specializing in all aspects of hernia repair as the founder and CEO of the virtual Indiana Hernia Center. Dr. Szotek is leveraging technology for patient care enhancement, performing the full range of hernia repair from traditional open to advanced DaVinci robotics, offering patients unprecedented choices using shared decision making, and has grown the practice to unprecedented levels. In doing so, Dr. Szotek has grown a focused factory virtual hernia care delivery model into the largest deliverer of hernia care in the State of Indiana for a single surgeon.
- Robotic surgery
- Laparoscopic surgery
- Open hernia repair
- Complex revisions
- Mesh excision
- Shared Decision Making
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Highly recommend Dr. Szotek, and his team. After reading widely and interviewing a number of reputable surgeons. I chose Dr. Szotek because: 1) He is a skilled specialist. My robotic inguinal repair went extremely well. I have had almost no pain at any time since the surgery over 7 weeks ago, and have resumed all normal activities. 2) He is a compassionate, patient-focused healthcare provider. The Dr. addresses all pre-op concerns, and followed-up personally post-op to monitor the healing process. His direct involvement at all points has been a unique benefit. 3) He is an effective communicator. He was clear and timely in providing necessary information in person and via the "Klara" secure online portal. Dr. Szotek and his team has been professional, effective, and engaging.
I almost went with another doctor for my inguinal hernia, but decided to seek a second opinion. I'm very glad I did, because Doctor Paul Szotek proved to be the best choice for treating this issue. Doctor Szotek immediately demonstrated that he is highly knowledgeable on modern treatment options, and clearly explained the pros and cons to each type of surgical mesh. More than any other doctor I've deal with, he was always available to communicate and answer questions. The surgery went perfectly, and he followed up afterwards to make sure the hernia was fully resolved.
I had a umbilical hernia and my experience with the Hernia Cnt in Carmel was a FANTASTIC! Don't get me wrong it was extremely painful and as an adult getting a belly button hernia was very painful but the service from the surgeon was amazing! Extremely responsive due to the tech that the center uses, every time I reached out by msger the response time was minutes, surgeon would reach out multiple times over the weekend, even late night and always responded and reached daily to check on me very nice experience gave me confidence in the team that was taken care of me. The Hernia Cnt takes patient care to another level and gives you a great experience I hope to never see them again lol don't ever want another hernia but if I have to, no doubt going back to the Hernia Cnt due to the CARE I received the make you feel like the actually care about your health not just a number to the process I would highly recommend them.
Dr. Paul is amazing! Only those of us that have had hernia surgery with him know how amazing is. The communication through the Klara app is nothing short of perfect. No surgery is great of course but Dr. S communication (personally by the way. Not assistants etc.) is something like I have never experienced. This has to be the way for medicine to grow. If you have a question, he will answer in no time. I was scheduled for the end of March. That's right....COVID!! He personally communicated with me the whole time. Nothing short of 8-10 times just checking in. PERSONALLY checking. I hadn't even had the surgery yet! My recovery has gone perfectly. I am about 4 weeks out and I have my life back. This hernia was effecting me so much worse that I thought. If you need Hernia surgery, this is the guy. Don't put it off. Shoot him a text. You'll be amazed. Thnaks Dr S.!
Education, Training, and Research
- Medical School - Indiana University
- Stem Cell Research Fellowship - Massachusetts General Hospital
- MBA - Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
- Undergrad - Indiana University
- Shared Decision Making in Hernia Repair
Dr. Paul Szotek is a paid consultant for TELA Bio.