Hernia is defined as the protrusion of an organ through the abdominal wall.

This protrusion is easily perceived by the patient as a swelling that can be reduced or not (incarcerated hernia). Hernias can cause discomfort, pain or lead to serious problems that necessitate immediate surgical intervention.

Depending on site and cause, hernias are classified into inguinal hernias, umbilical hernias, epigastric and incisional hernias (after a surgery).

Hernias can only be managed surgically. Hernias never improve on their own and they are not amenable to conservative treatment.

Laparoscopic repair of hernias provides an aesthetically impeccable result avoiding the scars and complications that accompany an open wound.

In addition, it minimises post-operative pain and leads to a speedy recovery and return to normal activities.

Our department performs:

  • Laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernias
  • Laparoscopic repair of umbilical hernias
  • Laparoscopic repair of epigastric hernias
  • Laparoscopic repair of incisional hernias