Professor Redmond offers a general surgery service including hernias, gallstones, benign and malignant soft tissue tumours and skin lesions.
Among the most common tumors which can be classified as benign soft tissue tumors are lipoma, angiolipoma, fibroma, benign fibrous histiocytoma, neurofibroma, schwannoma, neurilemmona, hemangiona, giant cell tumor of tendon sheath, and myxoma.
Skin lesions are very common and most are benign. We offer evaluation of skin lesions including dermoscopy and mole screening through our sister clinic Rose Clinic. We also offer modern treatments including ablation, biopsy, removal.
A hernia is an abnormal protrusion of an organ, usually bowel, through a weakness in the abdominal wall or surrounding tissues. Examples include inguinal, femoral, and incisional hernias.
Treatment is usually surgical and this can be performed by open or key hole (laparoscopic) techniques.
Gallstones are small stones that form in the gallbladder, where bile is stored. In many cases gallstones don't cause symptoms and do not need treatment.
If they become symptomatic, they can cause pain and once diagnosed will usually require treatment. The best treatment is laparoscopic cholecystectomy. This means removing the gall bladder
Post Operative and Wound Care Advise
Immediately Post Op:
· Make sure you have a wound care sheet going home and understand it.
· This information is also available on Professor Redmond’s Website – www.theredmondclinic.com
· Make sure you have access to over he counter simple analgesia after discharge.
Post-Operative Day 1 – 6:
· Do not disturb the dressing during this period
· Unless otherwise stated, you have a Tegaderm dressing. This is waterproof so you can shower and function normally.
· If the wound is on the face or scalp, you may just have Polysporin Ointment applied and you will receive a tube of this on discharge to use daily for 3 – 5 days.
· If the wound becomes increasingly painful and red, or discharges pus it is possibly infected. Please contact your GP, Professor Paul Redmond’s Surgical team in Cork University Hospital, or Professor Redmond’s Private Secretary in the Consultants Private Clinic on 021 4941367 or email@example.com.
Post-Operative Day 7:
· You can remove your dressing. This can be done in the shower if more convenient.
· You will notice Steri-Strips on your wound after the dressing is removed. You can leave these for a few more days and then peel them off, or you can allow them to fall off in the shower.
Post-Operative Day 10 – 14
· This section applies to non-dissolvable sutures (sutures that need removal).
· The can be removed from day 10 – 14. If it is on the face, it can be removed from Day 5 – 7.
· You should make an appointment with you GP or Practice Nurse to have these sutures removed.
Post-Operative Day 14 Onwards:
· Avoid excess strain on the wound for the first post-operative month.
· You can apply a wound care product such as Bio-Oil, Dermatix, or Kelocote after two weeks. Follow the purchased product’s instructions.
· If the wound bleeds at any stage, press on it firmly for 20 minutes with a clean tissue or dressing. If the bleeding persists for more than 20 minutes, contact your GP or visit the Emergency Department of your local hospital.
General Post-Operative Instructions.
· You will experience numbness after the local anaesthetic for several hours after which the surgery area will regain sensation.
· You must ensure you have a post-operative return appointment or tele-consult appointment before discharge for your biopsy results and wound check.
· If you are a private patient, please contact Professor Redmond’s Private Clinic on 021-4941367 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
· If you have a possible complication, please contact Professor Redmond’s Private Sectrary on 021-4941367 or email@example.com.
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