Dr. Steven Hopson, from the USA (TPMG General Surgery and Hernia Center), was part of the team that operated on a patient during the hernia workshop hosted at Edenvale Hospital last week.
The Edenvale General Hospital held a hernia workshop at the hospital last week.
The workshop was attended by American guest Dr. Steven Hopson.
Dr. Jann Kruger, the Head of Surgery at the Edenvale Hospital, said the hospital hopes to build a centre which is dedicated to hernia procedures.
“The wish is for Edenvale to have a centre that specialises in all types of hernia procedures, and it is important that the public knows of this development. These kinds of procedures are often offered at private hospitals and this is the first public hospital I know of in the Gauteng region that offers this procedure,” said Dr. Kruger.
A hernia occurs when there is a weakness or hole in the muscular wall that usually keeps abdominal organs in place.
Day two of the workshop focused on laprascopic inguinal hernia repair.
Dr. Kruger said the Edenvale Hospital will dedicate two days per week to hernia operations.