General Surgery & Surgical Oncology
A/Prof Miller can repair most hernias as day surgery with local anaesthetic.
A hernia is a weakness or defect in the abdominal wall. It may be present from birth, or develop over a period of time. If the defect is large enough, abdominal contents such as bowel, may protrude through the defect causing a lump or bulge felt by the patient.
Melanoma (Cancerous moles)
Professor Mann is the chief surgical oncologist to the Melanoma Service at
the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer. However, if it is recognized and treated early, it is nearly 100 percent curable. But if it is not, the cancer can advance and spread to other parts of the body, where it becomes hard to treat and can be fatal.
A gallstone, is a lump of hard material usually range in size from a grain of sand to 3-4 cms. They are formed inside the gall bladder formed as a result of precipitation of cholesterol and bile salts from the bile.
What Is a Soft Tissue Sarcoma?
Soft tissue sarcomas are malignant (cancerous) tumors that can develop from fat, muscle, nerve, fibrous tissues surrounding joints, blood vessel, or deep skin tissues.
Cancer is a disease that results from abnormal growth and division of cells
up the body's tissues and organs. Under normal circumstances, cells reproduce in
an orderly fashion to replace old cells, maintain tissue health and repair
Click on the below links to find more about the individual cancers.