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Inguinal and umbilical hernia repairs are one of the most commonly performed operations in the world today.

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Inguinal and umbilical hernia repairs are one of the most commonly performed operations in the world today.

The management of these hernias continues to evolve with improvements in the diagnosis as well as the biomaterials used in the repairs. The advent of light-weight and composite mesh have been shown to improve post-operative recovery (pain and time to return to work). Absorbable tackers have also been introduced to decrease the chances of permanent nerve injury. Surgeons who carry out high volumes of hernia work and keep up-to-date with the latest surgical techniques tend to return better post-operative outcomes both in the short and long term.

Our high volume practice carries out 7-9 hernia repairs a week in public and private institutions, and have so far amassed more than 2,800 repairs in both open and laparoscopic (keyhole) techniques. WorkCover hernia assessments and repairs make up a significant proportion of our work. Modern hernia repairs are very often performed as a day-surgery procedure. We welcome appointments and enquiries at 4629-0900.

Dr. Andrew Ong FRACS