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Elan KaplanFix My Hernia in Melbourne was created by Mr Elan Kaplan. Mr Elan Kaplan is a specialist general surgeon who trained in Melbourne at Melbourne University and the Alfred Hospital, specialising in all forms of abdominal and general surgery. Following his fellowship in general surgery, Elan Kaplan undertook a fellowship in advanced laparoscopic and upper gastrointestinal surgery under the mentorship of some Melbourne’s finest surgeons. He subsequently worked as a staff general surgeon at a major metropolitan teaching hospital. During this time he taught a number of medical students and surgeons in training. Mr Kaplan frequently provides advice and assists other consultant surgeons with difficult cases. Elan Kaplan’s extensive training provided him with the necessary experience to provide you with excellent results. Elan Kaplan  attended the  The 1st World Conference on Abdominal Wall Hernia Surgery and The 1st Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Europe Congress. He has frequently attended the American Hernia Society International Congress

Mr Elan Kaplan identified the need in our community for a specialist general surgery practice that provides a collaborative approach. He now performs and is involved in excess of 450 hernia repairs per year. He frequently teaches Master classes and has presented at international meetings. He has provided multiple education talks to other surgeons around Australia. He is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Hernia Society.. He has recently published multiple papers on hernia repair including hernia repair with abdominoplasty.

Elan Kaplan currently is a member of the executive board of the Australian and New Zealand Hernia Society

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Make an Appointment

Our friendly staff at Fix My Hernia in Melbourne are always happy to help you with any questions you may have. Appointments are available at Fix My Hernia. Our surgeon consults at Bayside Medical Specialists Centre Mentone. We are available to provide you with advice over the phone or email. Surgery is performed at Holmesglen Private Hospital, Linacre Hospital and Masada Hospital.

Our principal surgeon, Elan Kaplan is also available after hours to treat general and hernia surgery emergencies. All in hospital general and hernia surgery is performed on a an Affordable Basis*.

We are usually able to provide you with an appointment within 2 days from the that time you call us. We can usually offer surgery within one week of your appointment if you require it at a hospital convenient for you. Please remember to bring your referral with you at the time of the appointment.

We are always available to provide you with information and advice before, during and after your surgery

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Hernia Surgery

Fix My Hernia Melbourne (Melbourne Hernia Surgery Centre) provides you with complete treatment for all types of hernia. We treat both hernias of the groin and abdominal wall. These include but are not limited to inguinal hernias, femoral hernias, ventral hernias, Spigelian hernias and incisional hernias.  We use a tension-free method of repairing all hernias, using the most appropriate mesh. Utilising the correct weight, size and type of mesh affords you with a strong repair and lower chance of recurrence. We can offer both laparoscopic (key hole) and open hernia repair. We will discuss the benefits of each with you, affording you the choice of treatment. We will also discuss the risks associated with each procedure. Key hole surgery to repair your hernia allows the operation to performed with tiny incisions.

Our general surgeons regularly attend international and local meetings to keep abreast of developing trends and techniques in the treatments of hernia. They have also been involved extensively in teaching advanced surgical techniques and theory to both general surgeons in training and consultant general surgeons.

This clinic is a complete  general surgery clinic. We provide treatment for all all general surgery problems including gallbladder, appendix, haemorrhoids or hernias using open or laparoscopic techniques.


Meet the Staff: Mr. Elan Kaplan

Our surgeons are all highly trained and experienced in hernia repair and general surgery. They will discuss all treatment options with you. The will provide you with all the information necessary to make an informed decision. We believe each patient is unique, and thus we tailor your treatment to you specifically. This includes both the type of procedure as well as the mesh used.

Elan Kaplan has performed thousands of hernia repair, gallbladder, haemorrhoid, appendix and other general surgery operations. He is backed up by a supportive team.

Our collaborative team approach afford you the best possible outcome. This enables us to provide you with a second surgeon for all complex or difficult hernia and general surgery operations. Two consultant general surgeons will discuss, plan your treatment and operate together for all complex or difficult cases.

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