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Abdominal wall reconstruction

Abdominal wall reconstruction is carried out to repair the damage to the abdomens muscles and tissues, often after a previous surgery. Book online today.

This is carried out when the muscles and tissues that support the abdomen are destroyed, typically due to the sequelae of wound breakdown and infection following previous surgery, eg bowel surgery.  This type of reconstruction can also be required following surgery for the removal of cancers, the correction of birth defects and following trauma. 

What does abdominal wall reconstruction involve?

The damaged tissue is removed and healthy tissue is brought into the area using plastic surgical techniques, such as local flaps, tissue advancement and if necessary, skin grafts.  In addition, supporting materials such as artificial mesh material can be used when muscle has been lost. 

What are the benefits? 

Control and correction of massive incisional hernias and the restoration of abdominal wall stability.  Safety profile – good, with appropriate pre and post-operative care.

Specialists Offering Abdominal wall reconstruction

Mr Musa Barkeji

Consultant Surgeon

MBBS, FRCSI, FRCS(General Surgery)

BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital 1 more BMI Syon Clinic

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Mr Kaz Rahman

Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeon

MB ChB (Aberdeen), MRCS (Ed), MSc (UCL), FRCS (Plast)

BMI Albyn Hospital

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Mr Justin Chatterjee

Consultant Plastic Surgeon

MBChB(Glasg), MRCS(Glasg), MRCSEd, MSc, EBOPRAS, FRCSEd(Plast), FRCSGlasg(Plast), EurDipHandSurg(FESSH), DipHandSurg(BSSH)

BMI Albyn Hospital 2 more BMI Kings Park Hospital BMI Ross Hall Hospital

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Mr Humayun Khan

Consultant Plastic Surgeon

MBBS, FRCS, FRCS (Plast), MSc

BMI The Alexandra Hospital

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Mr Efthymios Ypsilantis

Consultant Laparoscopic General and Colorectal Surgeon

MBBS, ECFMG, MRCS, MSc, MPhil, FRCS, MS, FEBS

BMI The Blackheath Hospital 1 more BMI The Sloane Hospital

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Mr Matt James

Consultant Plastic, Hand & Cosmetic Surgeon

MB CHB FRCSeng, FRCS(Plasics)

BMI The Blackheath Hospital

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