Brisbane Hernia Clinic conducts consultations across Taringa, Gaythorne & North Lakes locations with appointments being run every Tuesday. You will first be seen by a GP and then referred on to a General Surgeon or Gastroenterologist if surgery is required.
A hernia occurs when the inside layers of the abdominal wall have weakened, resulting in a bulge or tear. In the same way that an inner tube passes through a hole or break in a tyre, the inner lining of the abdominal cavity pushes through the abdominal wall to form a small balloon like sac. This can allow bowel or other abdominal contents to push through into the sac.
The hernia can result in severe pain and can even require emergency surgery due to the trapped bowel. Both men and women can have a hernia and some people are born with a hernia or defect whilst others are due to wear and tear. A hernia does not get better over time, nor will it go away by itself. They generally get bigger and cause greater problems while being more complex to repair.
Types of Hernia’s:
- Inguinal (groin)
- Umbilical (belly button)
- Epigastric (above the belly button)
- Ventral (generally larger abdominal wall hernia)
- Incisional (at site of previous surgery or incision)
- Femoral (in the upper leg/lower groin)
- Obturor (deep in the pelvis)
- Lumbar (in the back)
- Spigelian (lower abdomen)
- Pfannenstiel (through caesar or hysterectomy scar)
Brisbane Hernia Clinic provides services for insured, uninsured, DVA and overseas patients. You will be required to pay an initial consultation fee which will be partially rebateable from Medicare.
For further information call (07) 3833 6786 or visit www.brisbaneherniaclinic.com.au
Please note: we don’t sell hernia belts or any other hernia related products.