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Ventral Hernia Repair

Pre-operative Preparation for a Ventral Hernia Repair procedure

There is some important information about the pre-operative preparation for this procedure. It is imperative that you read this.

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Procedure

A ventral hernia repair is usually performed using a laparoscopic technique, under general anaesthesia. Typically a 10mm incision is made just below the umbilicus (belly button) and two further 5mm incisions are made on the right side. The herniation of abdominal contents through the defect are reduced. Special mesh, which is designed to prevent adhesions of the bowel onto the mesh, is then placed, obliterating the defect and therefore preventing further herniation. The mesh is secured in place with multiple absorbable tacks. The wounds are closed with sutures that do not require to be taken out. Finally long acting local anaesthetic is injected into the wounds and the latter are covered with dressings.

Post-operative Care following a Ventral Hernia Repair procedure

There is some very useful information regarding your care following this procedure and it is important that you take time to read it.

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Related Information

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