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Peritonitis

Peritonitis is a life-threatening condition and requires urgent medical attention. Find out more about peritonitis.

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Femoral hernia repair

A femoral hernia is when a lump develops in the hole in the wall of your abdomen where the femoral artery and vein pass from your abdomen into your leg. Surgery will relieve the hernia and complications that may happen if it is not treated.

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Open incisional hernia repair

If you have an operation on your abdomen which is closed with stitches, but where the wound does not heal properly, the contents of your abdomen may push through, causing a lump called a hernia.

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Laparotomy

A laparotomy is an operation that allows surgeons to examine the inside of your abdomen and the internal organs. Find out why it might be needed.

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Inguinal hernia

If you have an inguinal hernia, there is a weakness in the muscles at the lower part of your abdomen. Find more about inguinal hernia.

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Epigastric hernia repair (adult)

An epigastric hernia is where fat pushes out through a weakness in the wall of your abdomen. Surgery can be performed to rectify the condition.

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Abdominoplasty

Abdominoplasty (also called a ‘tummy tuck’) is cosmetic surgery to alter the shape of the abdomen. Learn about the procedure and the questions to ask.

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Chest injuries

Chest injury is any injury to the chest area, between the neck and the abdomen. Learn about the signs of injury and treatments.

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Inguinal hernia repair (child)

An inguinal hernia is a common condition. It is caused by the contents of the abdomen pushing down towards the scrotum or labia. If left untreated, an inguinal hernia can cause serious complications.

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Paraumbilical and umbilical hernia repair

Paraumbilical and umbilical hernias are lumps caused by the contents of the abdomen pushing the around the belly button (umbilicus). Surgery may be needed to prevent complications from a hernia.

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