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Total Abdomen

The management of abdominal wall pathologies has transformed with the recognition that the abdominal wall is an organ in its own right. Total Abdomen at The Lister Hospital has a team of sub-specialists working together, coupled with 24/7 access to state of the art support services, translates into world-class outcomes for patients with all types of abdominal wall conditions.

The Total Abdomen team is comprised of a number of private consultants who run the abdominal wall service between Royal Free and University College hospitals - some of the leading NHS trusts in the UK.

What makes the Total Abdomen service so unique is the multidisciplinary approach to the management of the abdominal wall, coupled with the largest experience of abdominal wall reconstruction in published literature.

The unit treats all types of abdominal wall pathology ranging from groin hernias to more complex hernias such as redo incisional hernias and also abdominal wall tumours. The fusion of plastic and general surgeons provides patients with a comprehensive service managing both the abdominal conditions and the overlying soft tissues. This has translated into audited and published exceptional outcomes for patients and clearly demonstrates that the team is the leading provider of abdominal wall surgery in the UK.

As well as delivering innovative techniques, the team utilises state of the art prosthetic materials including latest generation biological and plastic prostheses.

Mr Shankar and Mr Floyd who lead the unit are now recognised national and international experts in abdominal wall pathology and lecture and teach both in the UK and across the world.

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