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These are the most common form of skin cancer and generally a result of too much exposure to ultraviolet light. Although they are rarely life-threatening, they can cause significant disfigurement if left untreated. They are usually removed during surgery.
For patients with painful gallstones, it is recommended that their gallbladders are removed surgically, usually via minimally invasive keyhole surgery.
This is where an internal part of the body pushes through a weakness in the muscle or surrounding tissue wall. Hernias can occur anywhere in your abdomen, and there are a number of different types.
A procedure involving the surgical removal of small skin cysts or lesions. These are usually performed as a day case, so you can go home afterwards. These are procedures that require your GP to secure funding prior to referral and treatment.
Surgery is performed to remove unsightly moles, scars, birth marks and cysts that are benign. These are procedures that require your GP to secure funding prior to referral and treatment.
A femoral hernia is when fatty tissue, or part of your bowel, pokes through a weak spot in the abdominal wall into the femoral canal, through which blood vessels pass to and from your leg. During surgery, the bulge is pushed back into place, and the abdominal wall is strengthened.
An incisional, or ventral, hernia is a bulge that occurs near a prior abdominal sugical incision. Surgical repair corrects the weakened area.
An inguinal hernia is common and occurs mainly in men when fatty tissue or a part of the bowel pokes through a weak spot in the abdominal wall into the inguinal canal, through which blood vessels pass to the testicles. Surgery pushes the bulge back into place and strengthens the abdominal wall.
Umbilical hernias in adults are common, they result from a weakness in the abdominal wall and usually cause few symptoms. If they become painful or cause problems with activities of daily living, they can be simply repaired using a mesh to close the defect.
There are various surgical treatments for haemorrhoids (piles), depending on the patient’s particular condition. A haemorrhoidectomy, Haemorrhoidal artery ligation or rubber band ligation are some options.
If varicose veins become painful and problematic you may opt to have them treated surgically. Ligation and stripping is a common treatment done under general anaesthetic whereby the vein in the affected leg is tied off and removed.