A hernia is a weakness or defect in the abdominal wall. It may be present from birth, or develop over a period of time. If the defect is large enough, abdominal contents such as the bowels, may protrude through the defect causing a lump or bulge felt by the patient.
Patient Information for Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
Gallbladder removal is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures in Australia. Today, gallbladder surgery is performed laparoscopically. The medical name for this procedure is Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy.