Abdominal wall hernia surgery.

Laparoscopic hernia repairs.

Hernias are not uncommon, but in some cases, they can be life-threatening. Luckily, minimally invasive hernia repairs can help you achieve full recovery without lengthy downtime.

What is an abdominal wall hernia?

Your abdominal wall is made of muscle and safeguards the organs in your abdomen against impact. When an organ or fatty tissue finds its way through a weak spot in your muscle or connective tissue, a hernia occurs.

What are the symptoms?

An abdominal wall hernia is visible. You will see a bulging lump beneath your skin.

For the most part, hernias cause very few symptoms – occasional mild pain, typically when undertaking a strenuous activity like lifting something heavy. Sometimes, a hernia grows to a large size could have small intestines “trapped” within it  and can lead to bowel strangulation. If your hernia becomes strangulated, you might experience severe pain, vomiting, and redness in the area. Contact your doctor immediately, as a strangulated hernia can be fatal.

Types of abdominal wall hernias:

Laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery – also known as keyhole surgery – requires few, very small incisions. Benefits include:

  • Less pain during the recovery process
  • Faster recovery
  • Shorter stay at the hospital
  • Less scarring

Laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery is not suitable for every patient. We treat each person who walks through our clinic doors as individuals, so you get the personalised advice and tailored treatment you need to thrive post-surgery and beyond.

Treatment

To fix your hernia, you will need surgery. We offer two types of hernia repair surgery – laparoscopic and open – and will work with you to determine which best meets your unique needs.

Laparoscopic hernia repairs

Most patients go home the day after their surgery. Depending on the work you do, we recommend taking three to four weeks to recover fully. During this time, your surgeon may prescribe a special diet.

Open hernia surgery

Open surgery is the best option for some patients. During the procedure, the protruding tissue is pushed back into your abdomen. The weakened area is sewn shut and, in some cases, reinforced with a special mesh.

Get personalised advice about your hernia repair

There is no one-size-fits-all hernia repair solution. We take the time to understand your concerns, answer your questions, and cater to your individual needs so you can make an informed decision that delivers the best possible health outcome.