Ipswich Bariatric and General Surgery


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General Surgery

 Hernia Repair:

Hernia surgery is a common operation performed typically laparoscopically (keyhole) to repair a defect in the abdominal wall that allows contents of the abdomen (typically fat) to push through it causing a bulge or lump. This can occur anywhere in the abdomen with the most common being an inguinal (groin) hernia.

 

Laparoscopic Reflux Surgery:

 

Gastric reflux occurs due to a failure of the lower oesophageal sphincter (muscle) mechanism comprised of the diaphragm, oesophageal muscle and intra-abdominal attachments. Reflux can be worsened by a hiatus hernia (movement of the stomach through the diaphragm in to the chest) due to widening of the diaphragmatic defect through which the oesophagus passes into the abdomen.

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy:

 

Gallbadder surgery entails laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery to remove the Gallbladder due to symptomatic gallstones.