Hernia And Skin Cancer Unit

What is a hernia?

A hernia is an abnormal protrusion of an organ or tissue through a defect in the abdominal wall.

Types of hernias

  • Inguinal hernias – occurs in either or both groins
  • Femoral hernias – also occurs in the groin, but slightly lower
  • Ventral hernias – includes any anterior abdominal hernia, but is a very non-specific description
  • Incisional hernias – occurring at the site of a previous incision
  • Special hernias
    • Hiatus hernia – refers to an enlarged opening in the diaphragm, which separates the abdomen and chest. The stomach protrudes into the chest causing a functional impairment resulting in reflux.

Skin Cancer Types

  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Melanoma
  • Red flag signs of skin cancer
Dr. Abraham Bezuidenhout

Dr. Abraham Bezuidenhout

Specialist Surgeon
Dr.Marthinus J G.-Smit

Dr. Marthinus J. G. Smit

Specialist Surgeon