These are memory treasures for me which I am very proud of. This collection is similar to the scrap book which is in our waiting room. Patients have been kind enough to allow us to share this with you. -Dr.P.



November 27, 2017

I was skeptical about travelling for surgery, however, it was worth it. Dr. Petersen, Kari & Mike were professional and informative. The surgery was performed at an outpatient surgery center across for the hospital. The technique that he uses and the care he provides is excellent. In the research of deciding whether to use his services for surgery, I did see the negative reviews. My opinion is that yes, they probably were not helped by the repair surgery that he performed, BUT my opinion is that they also would not have been happy with anyone. Do NOT let those reviews scare you off. Dr. Petersen will discuss any questions that you have.

I am about a month past my surgery and am recovering very nicely. The only pain that I had was immediately after the surgery and that was controlled with over the counter pain medication and only for 3 days. Again, travelling to Las Vegas to have the surgery is worth doing.

Health insurance??? They consider it cosmetic surgery and therefore not necessary and therefore they will not cover the procedure. Because of Dr. Petersen's dedication to providing reasonably priced surgery, I saved thousands of dollars (not exaggerating).

Conclusion; take the time to check out his website, consult with him and schedule your surgery.



September 24, 2017

For Dr Petersen, Gratitude and appreciation for dedication to his work. Finally after 7 years I completed my Hernia mesh ex-plant from Left side, revision with Mesh removal and right inguinal hernia repair surgery without mesh by Dr Petersen on the 27 June 2017 in Nevada USA. The original surgery 7 years ago in Australia, failed immediately with increasing medical and health issues up to the day of current surgery. When I had sufficient money I flew to Nevada USA from Australia in June 2017 where Dr Petersen removed the excessive unnecessary mesh and 17 metal Helical screws a very difficult and extensive surgery. Prior to the current surgery I was hobbling around in pain with restricted movement and with very little sleep for years with in two days of surgery I could walk with out fear of pain or restriction in legs and feet. Within weeks I could walk up hills with out much issue except for slight pain with surgery scars and healing. The two main very positive results so far are the ability to walk normally without hobbling in pain as before the original operation. And the main result is the massive reduction of stress to my immune system and previous infection vectors in the mesh. It felt like my lower body had been restored to pre 2010 surgery and after three months has continued to improve. This result is due to the skill and dedication to Dr Petersen's professional code, The hernia was repaired without mesh and has not failed as did the original surgery attempt in Australia with mesh. I sought medical opinions of 9 Australian surgeons to explant the mesh and screws and repair the original hernia and replied with various procedures all not acceptable and I believe they were not willing to risk their medical insurance. Surgeon Dr Kevin Petersen is a pioneer in his field and a master at what he does, saves peoples lives from a fate worse than death. I have great respect for Dr Petersens skill and desire to help people. If anyone needs to know more I can assist through my experience. I now know I have an opportunity (not offered in Australia) of a new chance at a long productive life.

Thank you Ian - Dr.P.

(The following is an excerpt from a 2,000 word testimonial, first and last paragraph. Thanks Thomas.)

Dr. Kevin Peterson executed surgery on my bi-lateral inguinal hernia condition about five months ago, on June 30, 2016, two days before my 57th birthday, marking a major positive turning point in my life.

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It’s very gratifying to understand how soundly I’ve been healed by this rare expert surgeon, using the “old fashioned” suture method, performed using contemporary equipment in an immaculate sterile non-hospital outpatient facility. The fascia tissue forming my abdominal wall, by nature unable to grow back together after the hernia breakdowns, has sealed naturally after being reconnected by the doctor’s sutures. My body produced the collagen, the organic agent, that bonded the three layers of sewn fascia tissue and top layer of skin together during the healing process, recreating the solid wall. The inner layer of fascia retains permanent sutures, while the next two layers and the skin of course were tied with dissolvable ones. While the wounds were ugly, swollen and sensitive for weeks after the operation, now they are virtually unnoticeable, visible only on close examination through the hair that has grown back. My tummy is now tight and strong. I’m active and alive with renewed zest for life. Further, I don’t have to be concerned about what some foreign artificial plastic screens are doing tucked behind the wall, in contact with my guts, nerves and spermatic tubes.


We are very happy about this patient's result.

Tyler is a straight A highschool student. After what was supposed to be routine hernia surgery, no big deal, he missed 40 days of school. And for one year since hernia surgery he was spending most of his time in bed because of excruciating daily pain.

After getting his mesh removed his pain resolved and he is back to having fun and horsing around.

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July 14, 2016

Dr. Petersen ,

I want to commend you on your staff and how you manage your patients. As an endodontist, I am always acutely aware of “perception being reality” and anxiety surrounding a procedure that the patient is not wanting or has a high level of anxiety over. I experienced this myself with the unknown of what you had to do for me. You staff did a stellar job managing my unwarranted anxiety about having an umbilical hernia surgery. Hats off to you for finding such a great team. I am two weeks out, and cannot even tell I had surgery. The lack of pain pre and post op was actually shocking to me. I took a 600 mg Motrin 24 hours post-surgery, and once each night for the next two nights. The only sensation I had was that I felt like I did too many situps. Amazing that you can open up someone, fix them and have no post op pain. I appreciate your surgical skills and follow up the next day at my hotel. If you have a patient that has anxiety about this procedure, feel free to share my number and I will gladly talk them thru it.

Take care,

Kevin Mullin DDS.


November 6, 2015

Dear Dr. Petersen:

Thank you for all you did for me these last few weeks.

You took on a complicated case and did a masterful job. You had several difficult post-surgical challenges and every time made the right call. Your skill, depth of knowledge and experience is unparalleled. Your bedside manner was immensely comforting to me, especially as l was experiencing a level of stress that I have never before imagined.

I will always be grateful that you took my case and gave me my life back.

I hold you in the highest esteem. May God bless you and prosper you in all that you do.

Mike Patton

After you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen.
1Peter 5:10-11


Kari, Dr Peterson and the rest of the staff,

Thank you for your follow up on my condition at the one year mark of my surgery. Actually I had the same surgery on the other side a few years back. Things went very well at that time and I was so impressed with the care and the results that I was comfortable to return when there was a need for another procedure on the other side. Your right about the follow up's and their importance as a key to providing and maintaining the highest possible standards, but it also makes patients like me feel like we are important as a person and that our care is very important to you. In other words we are not just a random number caught up in the machinery of the health care industry with a dollar figure attached to it, but a real person needing the best care we can get.

My phone number is the same as before and I am doing very well with no restrictions and no pain. Thank's to Dr. Peterson and the rest of you and thank's to the gentleman in your office that gave me a ride back to the hotel after my surgery. Little things like that and the follow up calls mean a lot. Good job.


Robert Connor


Dear Dr. Petersen,

I am sending you a post card from my trip to Poland. It has been almost 5 years after my mesh removal and to this day I am pain free. One day I had walked 30km (18.6 miles) and the next day I could not feel my feet but still pain free after your repair. I had met my cousin here and he has mesh problems now. He had a robotic hernia repair one year ago. He is a professional soccer player. - and I remember mentioning to you(sic) that atheletes feel more pain with the mesh repair. I had always worked out and I always had a problem. Dr. Petersen thank you very much for helping me.

Your patient

Lukasz Krzeminski

Lukasz, it is nice to hear from you. Dr.P.
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