Types of Surgery

During your consultation with your specialist surgeon you will discuss the various types of surgery. We use either open surgery or laparoscopic surgery as surgery techniques. The chosen technique will depend on your comprehensive diagnosis and the most suitable treatment option for your condition.

Types of Surgery

Open abdominal surgery

Open abdominal surgery is the recommended technique when access and exposure are critical for the surgical outcomes. In that case, laparoscopic surgery may be excluded as an option for very complex cancer operations, or for a patient with adhesions due to previous abdominal surgeries.

With open surgery, the surgeon makes an incision into your skin and into the abdominal muscles, and exposes the area where the surgery will be performed. The exact size and shape of the incision depends on the details of your condition. The technical term for this type of access is a laparotomy.

types of surgery

As surgeons at The Hernia & Gallbladder Centre WA, we commit to delivering excellent surgical outcomes.  And on top of that, as a team, we focus on delivering genuine patient care and comfort.  This is also why we use the latest advancements in pain control after your surgery, such as epidural anaesthesia.  Other techniques used to control the levels of discomfort and pain are “Painbusters” or a PCA (Patient Controlled Analgesia).

We believe that you deserve the highest possible level of care and comfort before, during and after your procedure. Surgeons, anaesthetists and the hospital pain management team work closely together to help you in any possible way throughout your treatment journey at The Hernia & Gallbladder Centre WA.


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At Hernia & Gallbladder Centre WA we work as a team of expert surgeons, as well as hepatologists, gastro-enterologists and accredited dietitians.


Laparoscopic surgery

Laparascopic surgery will be discussed as a treatment option during your initial consultation. If it is assessed as suitable for your condition, then keyhole surgery may be recommended as a minimally invasive technique. It involves making several small incisions in your abdomen, followed by the use of gas to distend it. That's what creates the 'space' for the operation. Your surgeon uses a laparoscope, with a video camera attached, to examine the area and using the visual output of this camera on a monitor. The laparoscope has specialised keyhole instruments attached to it, to perform the operation.

types of surgery

You may have heard about the benefits of laparoscopic surgery. Compared to open surgery, the surgeon makes smaller incisions, and that allows you to recover faster after your surgery. With smaller incisions you will also experience less pain and discomfort, compared to an open surgery. And another benefit is the shorter length of your hospital stay, so you can return to your normal everyday routine faster.

At The Hernia & Gallbladder Centre WA we also care about the impact of your surgery on your daily life. That's why we will always discuss and consider your personal needs and preferences when we discuss options for the most effective and most suitable surgical plan together.


Why The Hernia & Gallbladder Centre?

For us at The Hernia & Gallbladder Centre WA, it's a daily mission: to provide excellent surgical outcomes and outstanding patient care.

For our team, it starts with being fully present and offering clear communication. As we discuss your diagnosis and the recommended treatment options, we also show kindness and support.


Contact us

Hernia & Gallbladder Centre WA
 McCourt St Medical Centre
 Level 1, Suite 10, 2 McCourt Street

PHONE (08) 6163 2800

FAX (08) 6163 2809

Hernia & Gallbladder Centre WA
Monday - Thursday | 8.30am - 4.30pm
Friday | 9.00am - 1.30pm

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