Thanks to his experience, Dr Kukleta’s practised eye and sense of touch enable him to diagnose many hernias correctly and rapidly. In some cases, however, the specialist abdominal surgeon in Zurich must use advanced diagnostic techniques such as ultrasound or magnetic resonance examination, so that the conditions resulting from a hernia can be better distinguished from conditions resulting from hip joint-related or spinal column-related conditions. On the one hand, diagnostic laparoscopy (intestinal examination) is also utilised occasionally at the abdominal surgery centre in Zurich in order better to be able to assess the situation within the abdominal cavity and, on the other hand, a laparoscopic hernia repair can follow in a second step. Contrast medium injections for the purposes of a herniography are only used in extremely rare cases at the Hernia Centre in Zurich since this technique can be associated with not insignificant complications.
All advanced hernia treatment techniques are available at the Hernia Centre, Zurich. Whenever necessary, Dr Kukleta enlists the aid of other specialists, such as neurologists, physiotherapists, invasive radiologists, sports medicine specialists or pain therapists in the decision-making, where the patient’s requests and his healthy constitution are important factors in selecting the suitable technique.
Both in the operating theatre and in the follow-up treatment, the most advanced technologies are employed and experienced, professional teams support the surgeons of the Abdominal Surgery Centre in Zurich. So, a patient at the Hernia Centre in Zurich is assured that he will benefit from the currently best possible treatment.