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About our services
General surgery includes disorders of the abdominal cavity and the abdominal wall.
At Mater Private Network, surgeons with a sub-specialty in upper gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary or colorectal surgery also treat the more common conditions pertaining to the abdominal cavity and abdominal wall. As many work across the Mater campus they perform a high volume of these procedures which tends to lead to better patient outcomes.
- Hernias (groin, umbilical, abdominal wall and incisional (at site of previous scars))
- Abdominal wall lesions
- Ingrown toenail
- Sebaceous cysts
Prior to treatment, a number of investigative steps are taken. This may include laboratory, radiologic, endoscopic tests or procedures. Fortunately, all of these can be undertaken on site.
Treatment may include lifestyle changes, medication and/or surgery. Minimally invasive procedures are used where possible when surgery is required, which provides the benefit of a quicker recovery, less pain, better healing and aesthetic and a shorter hospital stay.
- Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder)
- Laparoscopic hernia repair (groin/abdominal)
- Complex abdominal wall reconstruction e.g., to treat complex and recurring abdominal wall hernias
- Removal of abdominal wall lesions
- Removal of the appendix
- Nail avulsion with or without ablation of nail bed (treatment for ingrown toenail)
- Removal of subcutaneous (under the skin) lumps
We have emergency departments in our hospitals in Dublin and Cork and a team of experienced surgeons available to care for people who arrive suffering from conditions such as :
- Bowel obstruction
- Perforation of bowel
- Ischaemic bowel
- Biliary sepsis
- Incarcerated hernia
- Obstructed or strangulated hernia
- Post-operative complications
These cases are expertly managed and urgent operations can be carried out if necessary.
Common Surgical Procedures
Our general surgeons have extensive expertise in the diagnosis, treatment and management of these conditions. They work as part of a wider team which may include diagnostic/interventional radiologists, gastroenterologists, physiologists, pathologists, specialist nurses and other allied health professionals. Treatment is tailored for each patient.