GPHC SUCCESSFULLY PERFORMS 64 HERNIA SURGERIES

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The Georgetown Public Hospital underwent more than 50 surgeries for hernia. But there is still a backlog of operations pending. Here is Javone Vickerie with the details in this report.

Hernias are most common in the abdomen, but they can also appear in the upper thigh, belly button, and groin areas. Hernias are found in both men and women; more commonly in males. A hernia occurs when an organ pushes through an opening in the muscle or tissue that holds it in place. The Georgetown Public Hospital performed 64 surgeries on 50 patients. Despite a backlog of operations, the criteria for selection was based on urgency, availability, and willingness to do the surgery. Doctors say all surgeries were successful. In responding to a question from Nightly News, Head of Department of the General Surgery Unit Dr. Navin Rambarran explained that early detection of Hernia remains a factor among most Guyanese.

Dr. Rambarran further noted that there has not been an increase nor decrease in the number of persons coming into the hospital for symptoms of Hernia. He noted however that persons are checked daily for Hernia.

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