Welcome to the Melbourne Hernia Clinic. Australia’s first hernia clinic. Over 25,000 hernia operations.

Devoted solely to hernia repair & abdominoplasty (tummy tuck).

(03) 9525 9077

Day surgery
Local anaesthesia
Mesh reinforcement
Prompt return to activity
Australia’s first hernia clinic
Adult and paediatric hernias
Insured, non-insured & workcover
22,000 + hernia operations performed

Melbourne Hernia Clinic

The Melbourne Hernia Clinic provides a comprehensive service for the treatment of all types of hernias of the abdominal wall. Over twenty-five years ago A/Prof Maurice Brygel introduced the “tension-free” method of repairing inguinal (groin) hernias, using mesh under Local Anaesthetic with sedation as a day-case (the Lichtenstein technique). This remains the gold standard for hernia repairs till this day. There are significant safety advantages with this method. The clinic has now evolved into one, which treats all varieties of hernias of the abdominal wall, in either adults or children, using open or laparoscopic techniques.

Mr Charles Leinkram – is the principal surgeon and performs all types of hernia repairs but has a special interest in repairing large complex incisional hernias, sometimes also incorporating an abdominoplasty (“tummy tuck”).