Central Lakes, Dunedin - South Otago, Southland, Waitaki > Public Hospital Services > Southern District Health Board (Southern DHB) >

Southern DHB General Surgery - Otago

Public Service, General Surgery

Hernias

A hernia exists where part of the abdominal wall is weakened, and the contents of the abdomen push through to the outside. This is most commonly seen in the groin area but can occur in other places. Surgical treatment is usually quite straightforward and involves returning the abdominal contents to the inside and then reinforcing the abdominal wall in some way.

This page was last updated at 10:27AM on January 28, 2021.