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What is Hernia?

The gallbladder is a pear shaped sac about the size of a golf ball that lies beneath the right side of the liver. Its main purpose is to collect and concentrate bile which is a natural agent fordissolving fats in the food we eat.

Causes of Gallbladder Problem

Gallbladder problems are usually caused by the presence of gallstones. It the gallstone is large and travels into the cystic duct, it may block the flow of bile out of the gallbladder. With its outlet blocked, the gallbladder begins to swell and when the gallbladder becomes overfilled with bile, backflow of bile may occur. As a result, the gallbladder becomes infected.

Symptoms of Gallbladder Problem

They include sharp right sided or central abdominal pain, usually after meals, especially after oily food. The pain may radiate to the back or shoulder tip. These may be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, fever or jaundice.

Diagnosis of Gallbladder Problem

After learning your medical history, your doctor may examine you to find out about signs, health problems, risk factors that point to gallbladder problems, Diagnostic investigations such as blood tests, ultrasound and CT scan may be used to confirm the problem.

Ultrapro Hernia System (UHS)

The ULTRAPRO Hernia System (UHS) is a partially absorbable device used to reinforce or bridge abdominal wall hernia defects by providing permanent support of the abdominal wall during and following wound healing.

The ULTRAPRO Mesh is lightweight, yet strong, flexible and comfortable. It has been reported that the UHS decrease recurrence of hernias rate to less than 0.1% compared to other mesh and techniques which has reported recurrence rates of about 1%.

The advantages of lightweight support include:

  • Strong

    ULTRAPRO Mesh burst strength is four times stronger than the maximum abdominal pressure

  • Flexible

    Excellent tissue in-growth and wound healing enables a flexible, compliant scar plate

  • Comfortable

    Flexible scar is compliant with abdominal wall

  • Absorbable

    50% less foreign material remains in patients compared to traditional Hernia Surgery System

A Proven Design with the added advantage of Ultrapro Mesh

Anything that raises the pressure within the abdomen, such as heavy lifting (for example, weights or building materials), coughing, even straining on the toilet, can cause a weakness or tear in the abdominal wall. In addition, vigorous exercise often results in hernias. Sometimes the weakness is already present from birth around the umbilicus (umbilical hernia) in children or under the scar of an operation (incisional hernia).

UHS is designed for consistent deployment & enhanced patient comfort

Reinforced underlay provides complete posterior support. Designed to:

  • Deploy effectively following adequate dissection of the preperitoneal space
  • Conform well to the inguinal anatomy

ULTRAPRO Hernia System utilizes our ULTRAPRO Mesh technology which:

  • Incorporates the three key elements of a lightweight mesh
    • thin filaments
    • large pore size
    • absorbable components
  • Leaves less foreign body over time
  • Provides physiological compatibility with the abdominal wall


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Tay Khoon Hean Surgery is located in the Gleneagles Medical Centre. The clinic and its friendly, caring and dedicated staff offer a comprehensive service in all aspects of General Surgery. The clinic provides a comfortable and warm waiting area with a fully equipped treatment facility for minor surgical procedures.

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