Today Tonight – Victoria Park resident’s medical pain over abdominal procedure

Ruth Unni has a difficult choice to make regarding the abdominal surgery that would ease her pain.

CHANGES to Medicare benefits have left Ruth Unni facing a bill of up to $20,000 if she goes ahead with the abdominal surgery recommended to ease her pain.

The Victoria Park resident has a hernia, cyst, severe back pain, incontinence and a bulging stomach caused by a 5cm separation of the abdominal muscles due to a pregnancy nine years ago.

A plastic surgeon recommended Mrs Unni have an abdomioplasty, or ‘tummy tuck’, for medical reasons at St John of God Subiaco to prevent hernias reoccurring.

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