Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

Complex GI Centre

Which patients can benefit?

We treat patients with post-GI surgery incisional hernias and those who have complex abdominal wall defects in need of anterior component separation and posterior component separation (ACS/PCS) repair. This includes, but is not limited to: 
  • Loss of domain hernias
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) fistulas
  • Recurrent incisional hernias

Examples of treatments and procedures

  • Component separation/Chemical component separation

    A procedure in which parts of the abdominal wall are cut to allow for the movement of separate muscle sections during repair. Chemical Component Separation involves applying Botox to help in the surgical repair of complex hernias.

  • Transversus abdominis release (TAR)

    TAR provides a long-lasting, dependable answer to incisional hernias, and is the only technique to treat them at source. Evidence suggests it also reduces the risk of recurrent hernias and wound morbidity.

  • External oblique release (EOR)

    EOR is a technique used during hernia repair. Carried out endoscopically, it reduces the rate of recurrent hernias and wound complications associated with ventral and incisional hernia repairs.

Why us?

Specialising in lower GI surgery, our abdominal wall reconstruction team are leaders in colorectal and laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery.

Working closely with physiologists and oncologists in a multidisciplinary setting, our team provides an exceptional level of care, offering patients the most advanced treatments available for all conditions, whether common or complex.

Together, they use their exceptional clinical, diagnostic and technical expertise to ensure all patients receive the highest standard of surgical care. And, with all procedures measured against key performance indicators and robust governance guidelines, we continue to ensure excellent clinical outcomes no matter the complexity of the condition.

Our lead consultants

Mr Alastair Windsor

Mr Windsor is Consultant Surgeon considered a leader in the field of colorectal surgery and his clinical practice has a national and international reputation.

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