A hernia occurs when tissues or organs bulge through a weak point in the wall of the abdomen (belly muscles). Here is information about hernia symptoms and treatment.
Laparoscopic incisional hernia repair
An incisional hernia is a weakness in your abdominal wall, which happens when previous wounds do not heal properly. If left untreated, an incisional hernia can cause serious complications.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Surgery for large hiatus hernia
A hiatus hernia can cause heartburn or acid in your mouth. Large hernias can cause pain and problems with eating and drinking.
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.
A hiatus hernia is where a part of the stomach pushes up through a hole in the diaphragm, which is the muscle that separates the chest from the abdomen.
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.