A hernia is the protrusion of organs, such as intestines, through a weakened section of the abdominal wall. If left untreated, the split in the muscle widens and greater amounts of tissue or organs are pushed through the opening, forming a sac. This visible lump or bulge is one of the key characteristics of a hernia.

The most effective treatment for hernias is surgical intervention. Hernia repairs are common procedures; approximately 40,000 Australians have the procedure each year. Our surgeons will tailor the method of repair that best meets your needs.

Post-operative instructions may include diet alterations, wound care and abstaining from physical exertion. Our specialist practitioners are here to support you with any questions you may have regarding the procedure.