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In addition Mr Adam Rapaport has a special expertise in laparoscopic - keyhole hernia repair for those who may choose that technique.
Both centres specialise in:
• Day surgery
What Are Hernias?
We usually apply this term when any part of the abdominal contents protrude through the abdominal wall. Hernias usually cause discomfort or a swelling.
Occasionally they are first found during a routine medical examination. The swelling is usually noticed when the person is standing or straining, it may disappear when lying down.
A hernia usually consists of fat, bowel or occasionally fluid. Rarely the bladder, ovary or even the appendix may be part of the hernia. With time many hernias become larger, painful and irreducible - that is they cannot be pushed back in.
Hernias should not be ignored. If left untreated they tend to develop complications and become more difficult to repair.
Complications include bowel obstruction or strangulation. That is the contents such as fat or bowel becomes stuck and the blood supply is cut off. This may be life threatening. Emergency treatment is required.
Because hernia surgery is safer now it is usually carried out earlier. Thus the incidence of bowel obstruction and strangulation of hernias has reduced. Increasing age is no longer a bar to surgery. It should be remembered that even babies and adolescents get hernias.
Bondi Junction (and other centres by arrangement)
Kingsgrove Day Surgery Centre
Bankstown Day Surgery Centre
Sydney Private Hospital
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Information or bookings: 02 9387 5627
Types of Hernias:
Most hernias apart from incisional and hiatus can be treated surgically under local anaesthesia together with light sedation.
The aim is a safe operation with a quick recovery and minimal short or long term after effects or recurrence (that is - the hernia coming back).
Most hernias can be treated in a day procedure centre. Thus the cost for non-insured patients is not such a prohibitive factor. It avoids long waiting lists, the patient can have the surgeon and technique of their choice.
Mr Maurice Brygel
of Melbourne Hernia Clinic - the first hernia clinic in Australia - has
performed OVER 9,000 hernia operations. He is the author of "The
Video Book of Surgery" and "The Video Book of Hernias".
Mr Brygel operates in Sydney from time
Dr. Adam Rapaport is a General Surgeon who graduated from the Sydney University and trained at St Georges Hospital, Kogarah.
He obtained a Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons in 1978 and then did 3 years of academic study in America.
He has a special interest in laparoscopic surgery and in particularly laparoscopic hernia repair in which he has extensive experience. He is also experienced in Local Anaesthetic infiltration with mesh reinforcement, the tension free technique of Lichtenstein as described in the British Hernia Clinic site.
He is experienced in abdominoplasty "tummy tuck" and incisional hernia repair.
He consults at Bondi Junction.
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