A hernia is a defect through the muscle wall causing a lump.
Most hernias occur within the abdomen, in a number of different sites.
Common hernias are:
- epigastric (top of abdomen)
- umbilical (belly button)
- inguinal ( groin)
- incisional (related to previous surgery)
- major ventral (large hernia of the front of the abdominal wall, requiring a major repair with mesh)
Hernia repair surgery involves returning the displaced tissues to their proper position. In most hernia repairs a mesh patch is sewn over the weakened region of tissue.
Ros is happy to undertake all different types of open hernia repair and will meet and explain what is involved with diagrams to explain.
Some hernia repairs will be covered by ACC if related to trauma and Ros and her team can work through the process of involving ACC with you.