Specialists in surgical treatment of Hernias
A Hernia is a bulge caused by an internal organ pushing through a weakened area of muscle and connective tissue. Hernias are most common in the groin region, but they can also can occur around the belly button, through previous surgical scars, around a stoma (like colostomy) and even your upper thigh.
What to look out for
There many types of Hernias with symptoms ranging from a painless bulge through to extreme pain, swelling and discolouration. Other symptoms can include:
- A bulge or lump which may become smaller when lying down
- Pain, swelling and redness
- Skin that looks grey or blue
- Pain that worsens when coughing, sneezing, lifting, straining or standing for a long time
The only way to fix a Hernia is through surgery. Where appropriate, surgery can be performed through a keyhole approach, minimising pain, discomfort and speeding up recovery time.
Your doctor will first diagnose which type of Hernia you have, and then discuss treatments options with you.
If your doctor suspects you have a Hernia, they’ll refer you to a specialist. Ask to be referred to us. Your comfort, safety and well-being are our highest priority.