Success Stories

My surgery was a success!

In April 2017 I began experiencing lower abdominal pain and testicular pain which became progressively worse over the following months. I live in the New York city area and sought help from various highly regarded doctors, orthopedists, urologists and physical therapists but none were been able to diagnose or resolve my issues. As a fairly competitive athlete (long-distance runner) and highly active person (rock climbing and mountaineering) this was extremely frustrating and disappointing for me. In conducting my own research online of my symptoms, I kept on coming back to Dr. Brown’s wonderfully informative and comprehensive website. The description of a sports hernia fit precisely with my condition. I contacted Dr. Brown in November 2017 to seek his thoughts and I was immediately impressed with his responsiveness, thoughtfulness, knowledge and willingness to give me advice. In December 2017 I finally decided to make travel to California to see Dr. Brown…

Thank you for the excellent quality of care

Dr. Brown,

I know I haven’t been great about checking in, so I wanted to drop you a quick note.

Overall all, things have been really good. I still have some numbness and sensitivity around the incision, and what I would call “tenderness,” but most days I more or less forget that anything happened.

The other reason for reaching out is that I wanted to say thank you for the excellent quality of care I have experienced throughout this entire process. I really don’t think I’ve said that enough.



It saved and changed my life. Really!

My Dearest Dr. Brown,

First, thank you so much for the care you provided me during the exam and surgery for a hernia and adductor tendon rupture. It saved and changed my life. Really!

Once I had appropriate PT to address lost muscle mass and gait abnormalities, I was able to hike Vermont’s tallest peak and return to yoga.

With eternal gratitude,


You have literally saved my life

Dear Dr. Brown,

You helped me a couple years ago get the diagnosis I’ve been searching for for years by referring me to Dr. Dean Matsuda. You called me and talked with me on the phone on your own dime. You read all my information and long story. At the time I thought I had either a sports hernia or osteitis pubis. It turned out to be hip FAI. This is unheard of for me in the medical industry — what you did, helping a complete stranger with profiting from it. You have literally saved my life as I am almost a couple years after surgery with all my major pains gone.

I just want to let you know it was you who changed my life by taking the time to help me. You are a true life saver, a real genuine altruistic person. My sister, mother and I actually…

We are very grateful and appreciate your skill, knowledge, and helpfulness

Dear Dr. Brown and Staff,

We would like to thank you for the positive experience we had at both your office and at the surgery center.

We feel very fortunate to have found you to do the needed repair!  The kindness, skill, and follow-up were very complete. It was wonderful to be treated in such a human way, especially for medical treatment. We are very grateful and appreciate your skill, knowledge, and helpfulness.

Many blessings and to your own wellness and joy.



You were the only one who could diagnose me properly.

Hey Dr. Brown,

I just wanted to say thank you for everything you’ve done thus far and the care you’ve put into my recovery.

I was living with pain for 4 years and after seeing countless doctors, you were the only one who could diagnose me properly — so I’m very thankful that I  found you. I’ll continue to keep you updated about my progress.



William Brown, MD
Hernia Specialist

Dr. Brown has been repairing inguinal hernias for over 30 years, taking care of Athletes with Sports Hernia injuries since 1999.  Dr. Brown has been taking care of patients with complications from mesh for so long that his hair is gray. Luckily he still has some hair.

His patients include players from the San Jose Sharks and the San Jose Earthquakes as well as athletes from the NFL, AFL, NBA, and the local college teams. As well as Athletes from 15 foreign countries.

Fremont Office
William H. Brown, M.D.
39470 Paseo Padre Pkwy
Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 793-2404
Fax: (510) 793-1320

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