DEAR DOCTORMr Simon Payne is a ConsultantGeneral and Vascular Surgeon practisingat Spire Portsmouth HospitalQ. I have been told I have a herniaand would need surgery whichmakes me really nervous. I've heardsome people live with it for years. 'Is it possible to leave it untreated?A. You haven't mentioned where yourhernia is, but the common places wherethese can occur are in the groin (femoraland inguinal) and the umbilicus (navel). (open repair), which can be performedA hernia is a weakness in the layersunder general anaesthetic or localanaesthetic with sedation. An alternativei is laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery where a1 thin mesh is guided into place within the0 of fibrous tissue and muscle whichkeep our guts and organs inside theabdomen. An uncomfortable bulgingmay develop, which is exacerbated bystanding and exercise.Left alone, a herniabdomen under video guidanceYour surgeon will guide you regarding the advantages of each technique foradvantageswill not heal itselfand in occasional cases can entrap theIyour own individual hernia. Both repairtechniques are performed as day-case procedures and the use of modern mesh1 support will give you a strong, lastingi relief of the problembowel which has been freely moving innatelyprocit is fairly uncommon for bowel tobecome strangulated in this way butnevertheless it is best to repair herniaso prevent this happening.These days almost all hernias arerepaired using a plastic mesh support.Most patients are able to get back totheir daily activities as normal withinheavy lifting, your surgeon wll be ableyour consultationI two weeks. However, if your job requires to advise on a suitable timeframe duringhis may be inserted under direct visionS2SpirePortsmouth Hospitallo book an appointment or for any enquiriesplease speak to our team on02392 802 921or email info@spireportsmouth.com

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DEAR DOCTOR Mr Simon Payne is a Consultant General and Vascular Surgeon practising at Spire Portsmouth Hospital Q. I have been told I have a hernia and would need surgery which makes me really nervous. I've heard some people live with it for years. ' Is it possible to leave it untreated? A. You haven't mentioned where your hernia is, but the common places where these can occur are in the groin (femoral and inguinal) and the umbilicus (navel). (open repair), which can be performed A hernia is a weakness in the layers under general anaesthetic or local anaesthetic with sedation. An alternative i is laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery where a 1 thin mesh is guided into place within the 0 of fibrous tissue and muscle which keep our guts and organs inside the abdomen. An uncomfortable bulging may develop, which is exacerbated by standing and exercise. Left alone, a hernia bdomen under video guidance Your surgeon will guide you regarding the advantages of each technique for advantages will not heal itself and in occasional cases can entrap the Iyour own individual hernia. Both repair techniques are performed as day-case procedures and the use of modern mesh 1 support will give you a strong, lasting i relief of the problem bowel which has been freely moving in natelyproc it is fairly uncommon for bowel to become strangulated in this way but nevertheless it is best to repair hernias o prevent this happening. These days almost all hernias are repaired using a plastic mesh support. Most patients are able to get back to their daily activities as normal within heavy lifting, your surgeon wll be able your consultation I two weeks. However, if your job requires to advise on a suitable timeframe during his may be inserted under direct vision S2 Spire Portsmouth Hospital lo book an appointment or for any enquiries please speak to our team on 02392 802 921 or email info@spireportsmouth.com

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