Hernia – Questions and Answers

What is a hernia A hernia or “rupture” is an abnormal protrusion of the internal organ or its lining through a weak area or tear in the muscle of the abdominal wall. Fatty lining of the bowel may [...]

Getting ready for your gastroscopy

Some patients feel very anxious before their gastroscopy. It is completely understandable and the staff within the clinic are very experienced at helping you to navigate the nerves whilst [...]

How to avoid Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids (also known as piles) are not a particularly pleasant topic to discuss, and the embarrassment that can surround the subject means that most of us don’t know very much about them. When [...]

Follow these tips to avoid gallstones

Gallstones are common and can often cause some significant symptoms, but there are some ways you can follow to lessen your risks. Watch your weight A leading risk factor of gallstones formation [...]

What to look for in a general surgeon

Your general surgeon is there to guide you through the many decisions you will need to make concerning your health and treatment. They will exhibit a wide range of knowledge and skill to deal [...]

What is general surgery?

The Royal College of Surgeons lists ten surgical specialities, one of which is general surgery. General surgery encompasses a wide range of surgery that also includes a number of sub-specialities.

Different types of hernia

A hernia occurs when an organ protrudes through a weakness in the surrounding tissue or muscle often presenting as a lump. Hernias are most likely to involve the abdomen and groin, but can [...]