A hernia is a sac or pouch of tissue formed by the peritoneum, the lining of the abdominal cavity. The sac protrudes through a hole or weak area in the fascia, the strong layer of the abdominal wall that surrounds the muscle. Hernias occur in different places: femoral hernia (upper thigh); hiatial hernia (upper part of stomach); incisional hernia (can occur through a scar if you have had abdominal surgery); inguinal hernia (groin); umbilical hernia (around the navel). Surgery under general anaesthetic is used to permanently fix a hernia. The weakened abdominal wall tissue (fascia) is secured and any holes are closed. An umbilical hernia that fails to heal on its own by the time a child is five years old may be repaired. Emergency surgery for hernias is sometimes needed. In addition to open surgery, some hernias can be repaired using a laparoscope (flexible lighted tube tipped with a camera), which is less invasive.
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Over 20 years specialised laparoscopic practice and 25 years endoscopy. First NZ surgeon to perform laparoscopic cholecystectomy 1990. . . .
Specialist in Laparoscopic General Surgical Procedures, Laparoscopic Inguinal Repair. Laparoscopic repair for inguinal hernia is associated with rapid return . . .
Specialist General Surgeon – Endoscopist
Specialities, Laparoscopic Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery . . .
Current Positions: Consultant, HBP/Upper GI Unit, Auckland City Hospital; Professor of Surgery, University of Auckland; Director, Surgical Research Network . . .
Profile: I am a fellow of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. My current practice is both in private and public sector. I have an extensive experience . . .
I am a friendly, outgoing and social person who is honest organized, and reliable. I am a general surgeon who has undertaken further training in upper . . .
General & Laparoscopic Surgeon, General Surgery, Obesity Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, GI Endoscopy. Hospitals Practicing At: Tauranga Hospital and Grace . . .