Hernia Surgery

Hernia SurgeryA hernia occurs when the contents of a body cavity bulge out of the area where they are normally contained. These contents, usually portions of intestine or abdominal fatty tissue, are enclosed in the thin membrane that naturally lines the inside of the cavity.

The most common types of hernia are:

  • Inguinal – the most common kind and occuring most often in men
  • Femoral – less common than incisional and occur mostly in women
  • Incisional – a hernia that occurs as a complication of abdominal surgery
  • Umbilical – a hernia that occurs most commonly in children

Click the links below to read more about hernia:

  • Galway Clinic

    The Galway Clinic is a private hospital located at Doughiska, on the eastern outskirts of Galway City. One of its main aims is to improve cancer care services in the West of Ireland.

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  • University Hospital

    The Symptomatic Breast Centre at Galway University Hospital in Newcastle, on the west side of Galway City, is the centre of excellence for breast cancer care services in the West of Ireland.

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