Many patients ask us about 'mesh' used in hernia surgery, often concerned about reports that they have read in relation to chronic pain. In this article we explain what mesh is and some of the causes of chronic pain after hernia repair. What is Mesh? Mesh is a sheet of material often used to reinforce [...]
Patients undergoing hernia surgery often want to know about the 'do's and don'ts' following their operation. Here we cover the common questions asked about recovery following the commonest types of hernias. Q: What is a Hernia? A hernia is an abnormal bulge which protrudes through a weak spot, most commonly in the abdominal wall or [...]
Laparoscopic or ‘keyhole’ surgery has been one of the biggest developments in surgery over the last 20 years. Read about how it may benefit you and when traditional open surgery may be better.