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Incisional hernia repair and how to recognise the symptoms

An incisional hernia occurs in the scar following a previous operation.

Incisional Hernia 

Incisional hernia occur for a number of reasons: The wound may have become infected after surgery, the stitches may have failed, or the repair may have gradually weakened over time.

Incisional hernia's often become quite large and uncomfortable. Because of their site and position (often in midline) they are usually repaired under general anaesthetic.

The repair can be by a keyhole laparoscopic operation or by an open mesh repair. It will depend upon the position, size and reducibility (how easily it goes back in) as to which operation is possible.

Excellent results are possible, even in very large and difficult hernias. For this kind of hernia we will always want to see you in clinic before deciding what operation is best for you.

"It was a very good price in comparison to other hospitals, and I felt reassured because the surgeon has a very good reputation and has done over 5000 procedures."

Incisional Hernia Patient ET May 2016

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