Abdominal wall reconstruction

About

Our abdominal wall reconstruction service offers reconstructive surgery to patients with abdominal wall problems following surgery as well as traumatic injuries or illnesses such as cancer. 

Any patients referred to this clinic are reviewed to determine what the key problems are and assess what investigations are needed to be able to plan the future management of their condition. Surgical reconstruction options are highly variable and depend on the problems. 

As well as treating local patients, our service accepts referrals of patients from other units with complex and unusual abdominal wall defect problems, often in patients that have other medical conditions that can compromise wound healing. The final result may need just one operation or may need a series of procedures with appropriate recovery periods between.  A simple first-stage procedure can often make significant improvements in the quality of life to a person with complex wounds.