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Southern Cross Hospital Wellington - Paediatric Surgery

Private Surgical Service

This is where you will come to have your surgery performed. The visits to your surgeon before and after surgery will be at their consulting rooms.

Hernias

Umbilical Hernia
An incision (cut) is made underneath the navel (tummy button) and the hernia (part of the intestine that is bulging through the abdominal wall) is pushed back into the abdominal cavity. The weakness in the abdominal wall is repaired.
 
Inguinal Hernia
Laparoscopic: several small incisions are made in the abdomen and a narrow tube with a tiny camera attached (laparoscope) is inserted. Small instruments are inserted through the other cuts, allowing the surgeon to push the hernia (part of the intestine that is bulging through the abdominal wall) back into its original position. The weakness in the abdominal wall is repaired.
Open: an abdominal incision is made and the hernia is pushed back into position. The weakness in the abdominal wall is repaired.
Herniotomy: an incision is made in a skin fold in the groin and the hernia sac is cut out.

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