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What is a Hernia?
A hernia occurs when gut or an organ pushes through a small defect in the muscle or other tissues that hold that it in place. In general surgery the most common example is when the intestines may break through a weakened area in the abdominal wall.
Hernias are rarely immediately life threatening. In many cases, hernias do not cause many symptoms, and most of time can be noticed by patients as a swelling or lump in the tummy (abdomen) or groins. The lump can often be pushed back in or disappears when patients lie down. Coughing or straining may make the lump appear again.
Hernias, even if fully reducible, do not go away on their own and most of time they require surgery to be fixed and to prevent dangerous complications.
Mr Leo offers wide options to repair the most common abdominal and groin hernia, including inguinal, femoral, umbilical, epigastric, Spigelian, incisional and recurrent hernias.