Senior Consultant Dr Mathias Scheyer is a licensed specialist abdominal surgeon in Feldkirch. He is a specialist in hernia and rectal surgery and in minimally invasive “keyhole” surgery. He also trains in the field of upper abdominal sonography. Dr Scheyer has more than two decades of experience as a specialist in general surgery and has headed the Department of Surgery of the State Hospital, Bludenz for over more than ten years.
As a member and, in some cases, head of various national and international specialist associations, Dr Scheyer enjoys an outstanding reputation among his colleagues. In 1999, he was appointed President of the Working Group for Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Austrian Surgical Association.
Minimally invasive surgery denotes surgical procedures, which are not performed on exposed organs, but with the aid of very small instruments and a camera. By this means, a large surgical incision can be avoided, which significantly accelerates the healing process following surgery and achieves a better cosmetic result since only barely visible scars remain. Hence, minimally invasive surgery is utilised more and more in modern medicine.
Dr Scheyer’s practice provides a wide, frequently minimally invasive, range of surgical services, focusing on hernia surgery and rectal surgery. The practice team has outstanding skills in these fields and actively participates in quality assurance activities. At the same time, their varied practical experience also helps in the establishment and constant improvement of medical techniques.
Hernias, also known as ruptures, describe weak points in the abdominal wall, through which the peritoneum may protrude as a so-called hernial sac. In certain circumstances, internal abdominal organs also protrude into the hernial sac. Inguinal hernias are particularly common, but hernias can also occur at the umbilicus, the abdominal wall or at old scars.
In the area of the rectum, the focus is on the surgical treatment of haemorrhoids. Haemorrhoids occur increasingly in people over 50 years of age; here, men are more frequently affected than women. A variety of techniques is available for the treatment. The method utilised for each patient is discussed individually, allowing for his personal situation.
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