At BMI The Esperance Hospital, our general surgeons cover a range of treatments, but with special interest in the abdomen area and vascular procedures.
General surgeons have a range of skills and knowledge, offering treatments and service to different areas of the body, including:
- Digestive system
- Abdominal area and its organs
- Breast, skin and soft tissue
- Head and neck including the salivary glands, parathyroid and thyroid
- Vascular system
- Endocrinology and diabetes
- Surgical oncology
Common procedures we offer are:
A hernia is a lump or swelling caused by an organ pushing through a weakening in the abdominal wall. There are a few different types of hernia that can appear around the abdominal or groin area. Hernias can be either unilateral or bilateral and surgical treatment can sometimes only take an hour to repair a hernia. We offer free mini consultations for patients who are interested in self-pay treatment and would like to take a fast track route to surgery.
The gallbladder is an organ located just under the liver and it's used to store bile and release it into the small intestine through bile ducts when the body needs to break down and digest fats. The gallbladder can become infected or gall stones can be produced. This can cause symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite, yellow skin, fever and chills. Treatment for this is surgical removal of the gallbladder.
A colonoscopy is an endoscopic procedure where a tube with a camera and a light is used to examine the large intestine. This method is used to identify problems such as colon cancer, ulcers, and other problems with the colon and large intestine. Signs that might suggest you need a colonoscopy are change in bowel habits, blood in stools, diarrhoea, bowel pain, and unexplained weight loss.
This surgery treats problems associated with the vascular system, such as varicose veins and other vascular diseases caused by inflammation, clotting, or fatty deposits in the veins and arteries. The associated symptoms are pain and cramping in the legs, numbness, and the feeling of cold and weakness in the legs.
Haemorrhoids are swollen veins at the bottom of the colon. The bulged and swollen vein can become irritated when passing stools. The signs that indicate that surgery may be required are itching, pain, and bleeding. Although small haemorrhoids can go away without any treatment, some may require some over the counter medication. More serious haemorrhoids may require surgical treatment.