Inguinal Hernia:It is the most common type of hernia and occurs when the intestine or bladder protrudes through the inguinal canal, which is located in the groin area.
Femoral Hernia: It occurs when the intestine protrudes through the femoral canal, which is located in the upper thigh.
Umbilical Hernia: It occurs when a part of the intestine protrudes through the abdominal muscles near the navel.
Incisional Hernia: It occurs at the site of a previous surgery, where the scar tissue is weak, and the intestine protrudes through the muscle.
Hiatal Hernia: It occurs when the upper part of the stomach protrudes through the diaphragm and into the chest cavity.
The most common symptoms of a hernia include:
A hernia can usually be diagnosed through a physical examination, medical history review, and imaging tests such as
Hernia treatment options vary depending on the type, location, and severity of the hernia. The most common treatment options include:
Hernias can be repaired with either open or Laparoscopic surgery.
Senior Consultant and Clinical Lead
General, Minimal Access (GI) & Bariatric Surgery
Department of Minimal Access (GI) and Bariatric Surgery