HERNIAS / Common Paediatric Surgical Procedures
COMMON PAEDIATRIC SURGICAL PROCEDURES
Inguinal hernias, and the related condition of hydrocele, are common in children. Other hernias frequently seen include umbilical and epigastric hernias. These can generally be assessed clinically and you will be offered surgery if required in a timely fashion.
Unlike adult hernias they do not commonly represent a weakness in the muscle, but rather a potential gap in a muscular wall that has been present since birth. These require delicate and precise surgery to correct.
My aim is to listen to children and families, to understand what the problem is and to agree on the best possible care including surgery when appropriate, in a safe and child centred environment.
As a paediatric surgeon I provide consultations, management and surgery for a wide range of conditions.
Information to help yoiu prepare for surgery will be provided when booking ion for a procedure.
To arrange an appointment with GC Paediatric Surgery please contact,
Gold Coast Private Hospital
Suite 15, Ground Floor, Gold Coast Private Hospital
14 Hill Street, Southport QLD 4215
Tweed Day Surgery Specialist Suites
Suite 4, 38-44 Boyd Street
Tweed Heads NSW 2485
P. 07 5530 0490 F. 07 5530 0687 | Send an email to Dr Thompson
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