Hernia

Gilmore’s Groin & Hernia Clinic

Hernias, a protrusion of either fatty tissue, bowel and rarely even the bladder, can either be painless, cause slight discomfort or be painful. They tend to get larger with time and can make it difficult to undertake normal activities.

What happens during your appointment?

If you suspect that you may have a hernia and visit one of our specialists, the consultant will first ask you to walk them through what symptoms you are experiencing and what the potential cause could be.

During your initial consultation, your consultant will ask you to describe your medical history, including you general health, any previous operations or illnesses, any medications you are on and whether you suffer from any allergies.

Treatment options

Following your consultation, examination and investigation, your consultant will discuss your treatment plan with you. If surgery is indicated, the consultant will describe the procedure with you prior to being admitted to hospital. They will also explain to you what to expect after your surgery and what your post-surgery plan will be.

What are the different types of hernias?

Umbilical Hernia

Umbilical Hernia are most common among women before and after their pregnancy. Your consultant aims to close the hole to prevent the hernia.

Laparoscopic Hernia Repair

Laparoscopic Hernia Repair is a technique to fix tears in the abdominal wall using small incisions, telescopes and a patch to offer you a quicker return to work.

Inguinal Hernia

It occurs when abdominal contents protrude through a hole in the muscles of the groin at the top of your inner thigh. The aim of the inguinal hernia repair is to close the hole to prevent the hernia.

Incisional Hernia Repair

Umbilical Hernia are most common among women before and after their pregnancy. Your consultant aims to close the hole to prevent the hernia.

Epigastric Hernia

Epigastric Hernia occurs higher up, above the umbilicus, through which the abdominal contents can protrude. The aim of the epigastric hernia repair is to close this hole and prevent the hernia.

Femoral Hernia

When you have a Femoral Hernia, there is a space next to the main blood vessels in the groin through which the abdominal contents, can protrude. The aim of the femoral hernia operation is to close the hole / space to prevent the hernia.

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