ROC Clinic offers an adult only specialist consultant appointments for a variety of general surgical conditions. Some of these conditions are listed below, but we can see many others.
If your condition is not listed below do get in touch!
You may need a referral from your treating doctor. Alternatively, we can provide an in-house assessment and referral 5 days a week, by one of our GPs.
Abdominal Pain and Other Symptoms
We consult patients with acute or chronic abdominal pain and other symptoms.
You may be asked to see one of our GPs for an urgent assessment to determine whether or not you require same day hospital admission.
If same day hospital admission is not required, you may consult our specialists for more in depth assessment.
Whether you have abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhoea or any other type of abdominal discomfort we will be able to assess and treat you!
A hernia happens when a part of your body pushes through a weak part of a skin and underlying muscle. This often happens within the abdominal wall.
Who can we see?
- Umbilical and Para-umbilical Hernias: These hernias occur as a bulge around the belly button. Are often associated with being overweight but can also appear in other circumstances such as after pregnancy for example.
- Inguinal Hernias: These hernias appear as a bulge in the groin and are more common in men.
- Femoral Hernias: These hernias appear as a bulge in the groin, although slightly lower than the inguinal hernias. These hernias are more common in women.
- Incisional Hernias: These hernias occur as a bulge at a site of a previous wound or surgical scar.
Most hernias are repaired by carrying out a small operation. Commonly this is carried out laparoscopically (keyhole) although a classic incision may be recommended. Hernia repair is one of the most common carried out operations and overnight hospital stay is not often required.
Patients may be diagnosed as having gallstones following an episode of pain the right side of their abdomen. Often the gallstones need to be removed, especially in patients who experience recurrent symptoms.
An ultrasound will be able to diagnose the gallstones and a blood test will be carried out to assess any impact the gallstones may have had on your health.
An operation to remove the gallbladder is recommended in such circumstances and most commonly this is carried out laparoscopically (keyhole surgery) although a larger incision may be necessary.