Spire Healthcare hospitals: Private hernia surgery in the UK
Expert open and laparoscopic hernia repair surgery for all types of hernia, including inguinal, femoral and incisional hernias, at a leading network of private hospitals, nationwide.
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Where can I find private hernia surgery in the UK?
As one of the UK's largest private hospital groups,
Spire Healthcare is able to provide hernia surgery performed by
experienced consultant surgeons at 37 comfortable and well-equipped
hospitals across the country.
Do I need hernia surgery?
A hernia occurs when an internal part of the body, such
as the intestines or fatty tissue, pokes through a weakness in the
muscle or tissue wall of the abdomen. The hernia appears as a small
lump or swelling. Although usually painless, hernias should always be
treated as they never heal themselves and there is a small but
significant risk that the structures poking through can get trapped,
cutting off the blood supply and causing a serious medical problem
Spire Wellesley Hospital - bedroom
Rapid access to hernia surgery
Hernia surgery is available on the NHS, however some
types, such as inguinal hernia surgery for adults, are being restricted
to cases with more serious symptoms and long waiting lists are
developing in some parts of the country.
Spire Healthcare offers fast and convenient access to a
choice of expert specialist hernia surgeons. Surgery is performed using
the latest surgical techniques and technologies in state-of-the-art
operating theatres with laminar airflow clean air systems. Following
surgery, patients are cared for in comfortable private rooms with
entertainment facilities and ensuite bathrooms. Spire Healthcare is
committed to the highest standards of cleanliness and infection control
and its hospitals have some of the lowest rates for MRSA and Cdifficile
infection in the UK.
Private hernia surgery at Spire Healthcare
Spire Healthcare offers expert surgery for all types of hernia. The hernias most commonly treated are:
Inguinal hernia - the most common type of hernia, usually affecting men and appearing as a lump in the groin or scrotum
Femoral hernia - appearing as a grape-sized lump in the upper
part of the thigh or groin, usually in women. Femoral hernias push into
the femoral canal, the channel carrying blood vessels to the leg, and
always require an operation as they have a high risk of serious
complications if left untreated.
Incisional hernia - occurring as a lump at a scar or surgical wound that has not healed well.
Expert hernia surgery in the UK
Hernias are repaired in an operation to push the
protruding structures back into place and strengthen the abdominal wall
with a special mesh. This can be achieved using one of two surgical
techniques: open surgery or laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery. The
consultant hernia surgeons at Spire Healthcare are highly experienced in
finding the best surgical solution for each individual patient.
Open hernia surgery
Open hernia repair is performed through a 6cm
incision under general anaesthetic. It takes about 45 minutes and most
people are able to go home the same day. Open hernia surgery is a very
common and successful procedure.
Laparoscopic hernia surgery
Laparoscopic (or keyhole) surgery is a less invasive
surgical technique to repair hernias. It is performed through two or
three small incisions, rather than one large one, resulting in less
bleeding and scarring, and quicker recovery times. Laparoscopic hernia
surgery is a very successful specialised technique and Spire Healthcare
works with highly trained and experienced laparoscopic surgeons to offer
the highest quality treatment.
How can I get private hernia surgery at Spire Healthcare?
Spire Healthcare welcomes both patients with private health insurance and those who wish to pay for their own treatment.
Fixed all inclusive prices are available for many
procedures and more information on how to get private hernia surgery or on guide prices can be obtained by contacting a
local Spire Hospital or filling in an online enquiry form.
Private hernia surgery is also available to overseas
patients and help and advice on travelling to the UK for treatment can
be obtained from Spire Healthcare's dedicated division, Spire International