Inguinal and femoral hernias, referred to as groin hernias, are very common. Approximately 16,000 hernia operations are performed in Victoria each year. Inguinal hernias occur in up to 10 percent of males but are much less common in females. Femoral hernias are more common in women than men but are much less common than inguinal hernias. The most serious complication of groin hernias is strangulation. This occurs when a segment of the bowel is caught in the hernia and becomes obstructed or even gangrenous – medical attention must be sought immediately. This complication is more common in femoral hernias. Hernias never cure themselves and almost always require surgery for repair.
Excessive sweating and blushing are socially embarrassing conditions which can have a devastating effect on quality of life. Until recently no cure was available. LapSurgery Australia started performing this procedure in 2000 and to date have performed approximately 1000 cases with 80% success rate.
This is an annoying problem but LapSurgery Australia has a minimally invasive solution to it and having performed over 1500 procedures by keyhole method this makes returning to normal activities the better option than having the open method which delays return to work and is more painful.