Hernia Repair

Hernia Surgeon Auckland

In general, a hernia or protrusion of organs occurs when an organ pushes through an opening or weak area in the muscles or tissue that hold it in place.

Types of Hernia

Hernias are common in the abdomen, but they can also appear on the belly button, upper thigh, and the groin. Here are some of the common types of hernia:
  • Inguinal – This type occurs when the intestines break through a weak spot or tear in the abdominal wall, often in the inguinal canal. 
  • Hiatal - Hiatal hernia occurs when part of your stomach protrudes up through the diaphragm into the chest.
  • Umbilical – This type of hernia, which occurs in babies under 6 months, occurs when the intestines bulge through the abdominal wall near the bellybutton. This usually goes away on its own when the child is one year old, but when it does not, surgery may be required to correct it.
  • Incisional – Occurs after you have abdominal surgery. The intestines may push through the scar or the surrounding weakened tissue.
If you are lifting heavy weights, smoking, suffering from chronic constipation, and are overweight, you are at a high risk of developing some of these types of hernia.

Laparoscopic Hernia Repair in Auckland

Based on the size of your hernia and the severity of the symptoms, you may or may not need treatment. Sometimes, you can treat the symptoms by simply changing your diet, avoiding heavy meals, and avoiding lying down after a meal.

If the hernia is growing larger or causing you pain, however, it is best to undergo surgery.

The bothersome protrusion can be repaired with laparoscopic hernia repair by Dr David Moss — Auckland’s trusted surgeon. Using a tiny camera and miniature surgical equipment, Dr Moss repairs the hernia using only a few small incisions, which is less damaging to the surrounding tissue than the traditional open surgery.

To know whether an Auckland hernia surgery is right for you, call us today for an initial consultation.
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