About Mr Andrew Bowker
Our consulting rooms are closed during the Level 4 lockdown. However, we are providing a limited service answering telephone calls with urgent queries and will endeavour to help. Referrals received during the shutdown will be triaged and responded to as needed.
Specialist in Laparoscopic General Surgical Procedures
Laparoscopic Inguinal Repair
Laparoscopic repair for inguinal hernia is associated with rapid return to restriction-free activity and has a very low incidence of recurrence. Nerve entrapment, which can result from open repair, should never occur. With experience, there are very few inguinal hernias which are not able to be repaired laparoscopically.
I have what is probably the worlds largest individual series of laparoscopic inguinal hernia repairs. I have been fortunate in gaining an international profile, giving me the chance to travel, talking about the operation and demonstrating the technique.
Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair experience: 8980 cases (recurrence rate 0.2-0.3%). August 2021
Laparoscopic or open repairs of abdominal wall hernias (inguinal, umbilical, epigastric, incisional, spigellian, lumbar)
Quotes/estimates are provided on request. These are carefully calculated in order to reduce the chance of any nasty surprises occurring, should patients be self-funding, rather than using private health insurance.
MBChB (Otago), FRCS (Edin), FRACS
Most patients come to see me having been referred by their General Practitioner. However, it is possible to make an appointment directly through my secretary.