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Hernia Treatment & Repair

What is a hernia?
A hernia is an abnormal protrusion of abdominal organ(s) through a weakness or defect in the abdominal wall.
What are common types of hernia?
1. Inguinal
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Commonest hernia occurs in the groin (inguinal) region. This area is prone to developing hernias because the abdominal muscle there is usually thinner and weaker than in other parts.
2. Umbilical
Umbilical Belly Button
Next most common form of hernia are in the umbilical (belly button) region. This is also a common area of weakness.
3. Surgical Incision
Laparoscopic Inguinal Surgery
Hernias also commonly occur over previous abdominal wounds (surgical incision sites).
What problems do hernias cause?
Strangulated Hernia
Hernia Treatment Singapore
Hernias often cause pain or discomfort. They may limit the sufferer’s lifestyle and mobility affecting their quality of life.
Sometimes dangerous complications may result when intestine gets caught within the hernia. The caught intestine may become unhealthy and rupture inside, resulting in life threatening infection when this occurs.
How are hernias treated?
Unfortunately, there is no medicine that can fix or repair hernias. Surgery is the only way to physically repair the weakness in the abdominal wall that causes the hernia.
Hernia surgery is a very commonly performed operation, so the technique for repair is very well established. The usual methods of repair are either by open surgery or laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery. Usually laparoscopic surgery is a better operation in terms of post surgery pain, comfort, hospital stay and return to work.
However, laparoscopic surgery is a harder operation for a surgeon to master and gain proficiency than open surgery. It takes much more practice for a colorectal surgeon to be able to perform a good laparoscopic hernia treatment than a good open repair. Hence a laparoscopic hernia treatment surgery is only better than an open hernia treatment surgery in experienced hands.
In fact, there is evidence to show that in inexperienced hands, laparoscopic repair may have a higher failure (recurrence) rate and complication rate.
If you are in need of a Singapore Colorectal Surgeon, contact Dr Ng today.
Dr Ng is a recognised expert hernia surgeon. He is particularly known for his meticulous laparoscopic surgery technique and is regularly sought after to train and teach other surgeons in his method. Dr Ng has performed live demonstration laparoscopic hernia treatment (in front of other surgeons) to showcase his surgery in various countries including Malaysia, Brunei, Myanmar and Singapore.
Hernia Surgery Training
Dr Ng training participants in a workshop (surgery on training model) at Bangkok 2011
Dr Ng and Trainees- Hernia Singapore
Dr Ng with Dr Rao and organisers at Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Bangkok training facility 2011
APHS Hernia Society 2011
Dr Ng with Dr Sathien, President of Asia-Pacific Hernia Society
Hernia Workshop 2012
Dr Ng with teaching faculty in Hernia Workshop 2012
Laboratory Training 2012
Dr Ng with other faculty, participants and organisers in training laboratory 2012
Dr Ng Chee Yung teaching 2012
Dr Ng teaching 2012
Dr Ng with teaching faculty in Hernia Workshop 2012
Training About Hernia - 2014
Training workshop faculty and participants, Bangkok 2014
Live Demostration of Hernia Treatment
Dr Ng and workshop participants 2014
Dr Ng Chee Yung - Hernia Surgeon
Dr Ng with Dr Moe Moe Tin and Dr Koh outside Yangon General Hospital, Myanmar, after performing live surgery demonstration 2014
Laparoscopic Inguinal Surgery
Dr Ng speaking in Brunei 2015
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