Gallbladder and hernia Surgeon
Relieve Ongoing Pain With The Help Of A Hernia or Gallbladder Surgeon
Hernias are very common and often cause discomfort and pain, rather than pose a true threat to life. However, they may complicate by trapping whatever is in the hernia and either cause obstruction or worse, strangulation, whereby the blood supply to the hernia contents is interrupted. These two scenarios are far more serious and may require emergency surgery.
The aim of elective assessment and repair of hernias is to prevent complications from happening. Because no two hernias are the same, I tailor our discussion to your needs. In general, hernias may be repaired in one of two ways - as an open procedure or laparoscopically (key-hole). Hernia surgeons still debate which of these two approaches is better - when you and I meet, we will discuss which is the best option for you.
Gallstones are also very common. They typically form in the gallbladder and are responsible for a variety of symptoms including abdominal pain, indigestion, bloating, nausea and vomiting. They may also cause inflammation of the gallbladder (cholecystitis), jaundice (if they move into the ducts below the liver) or cause more serious complications such as pancreatitis or even cancer. Fortunately, these are far less common. For the majority of people with symptomatic gallstones, repeated attacks become the norm and may begin to interfere with normal life.
Following appropriate clinical assessment and the right tests, patients may be offered a cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder). This is most commonly performed laparoscopically (key-hole surgery) and may well be done as a day-stay case.
Whether you need a hernia or gallbladder surgeon, I’m here to help. Just reach out to me - Jacques Marnewick, MBChB FRACS - and we’ll discuss your surgery as soon as possible.