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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 almost always 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.

"Greg was informative and the whole team were brilliant from the start."

Incisional Male Patient May 2019 AM

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