How large is the scar from epigastric surgery?
Mr. Ashok Kumar Bohra
Mr. Ashok Kumar Bohra
Gastrointestinal surgeon, General surgeon
Halesowen
About the size of the diameter of the hernia lump.

Mr. William Frederick Anthony Miles
Mr. William Frederick Anthony Miles
Colorectal surgeon, General surgeon
Worthing
It depends on the method of repair. A laparoscopic repair involves one 1cm incision and one or two 5mm incisions. An open repair 2.5cm over the site of the hernia. In some cases it is possible to hide the scar in the umbilicus.

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A D Fox

A D Fox

General surgeon, Vascular surgeon

Shrewsbury

A D Houghton

A D Houghton

General surgeon, Vascular surgeon

Shrewsbury

A D R Schofield

A D R Schofield

Gastroenterologist, General surgeon

Shrewsbury

A E El-Trafi

A E El-Trafi

Internist, Geriatrician

Barnsley

A M M Mudawi

A M M Mudawi

General surgeon

Gateshead

A R Hatfield

A R Hatfield

Gastroenterologist

London

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