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Abhay Chopada : Consultant Hernia Surgeon, London

Consultant Hernia Surgeon, London: Abhay Chopada
Consultant Hernia Surgeon, London: Abhay Chopada
An experienced general and colorectal surgeon offering laparoscopic and open hernia repair in London.

Mr Abhay Chopada is Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at Ealing Hospital NHS Trust.  He provides private hernia surgery at four independent hospitals in London:

  • Hospital of St John's and St Elizabeth, St John's Wood
  • Cromwell Hospital, Earl's Court
  • Clementine Churchill Hospital, Harrow
  • BMI Bishop's Wood Hospital, Northwood

Offering expert hernia repair in London

Trained in India and in London on University College London Hospital's North Thames (East) Higher Surgical Scheme, Mr Chopada is a highly skilled surgeon with over 16 years experience in general surgery.  Featured in The Tatler Doctors Guide in 2007 and again in 2013 as one of the top gastrointestinal surgeons in the UK, he offers both laparoscopic and open surgical repair for hernias.

Conditions treated by Mr Abhay Chopada

Mr Chopada offers surgical repair for the full range of abdominal hernias, including:

  • Inguinal hernia
  • Femoral hernia
  • Incisional hernia
  • Epigastric hernia
  • Paraumbilical hernia
  • Umbilical hernia

Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair

An inguinal hernia occurs when fatty tissue or part of the bowel pushes through a weak area in the abdominal wall at the top of the groin.  More commonly seen in men than women, an inguinal hernia presents as a small lump or swelling in the groin, or as an enlarged scrotum.  Although inguinal hernias do not generally cause much pain or problems, repair is recommended as, untreated, they do not heal, will enlarge over time, and can result in serious complications if a section of the bowel becomes trapped (strangulated hernia).

Mr Chopada repairs the majority of inguinal hernias using laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery.  A number of small incisions are made in the abdomen and a miniature video camera attached to a monitor is inserted through one of the cuts.  Using special instruments inserted through the other cuts, Mr Chopada locates the protruding fat and bowel and pushes it back into the correct position.  Depending on its size, the defect in the abdominal wall is then repaired either by stitching or with a piece of nylon mesh that is stapled or sewn in place.  Patients can leave the hospital once the effects of the anaesthetic have worn off and recovery times are quick compared to open hernia surgery.

Open surgery for hernia repair

Laparoscopic surgery is not suitable for every hernia patient.  Where a hernia is large, or there are complications such as strangulation, an open procedure may be recommended.  Under general or spinal anaesthesia, Mr Chopada correctly positions the bowel and repairs the defect through a single incision, usually 6-10cm long.  A laparoscopic procedure may also be converted to an open one if complications arise.



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Contact details

Tel:  0207 0999333 (PA) or 0808 2626999
Fax: 02089675261  
Email: gastrosurgery@googlemail.com
Website: http://www.gastrosurgery.co.uk/

Treatments offered

  •  Laparoscopic hernia repair
  • Open hernia repair

Qualifications and memberships


Professional memberships

Places of work

The Clementine Churchill Hospital, Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex, HA1 3RX

Tel: 02088723939


The Cromwell Hospital, Cromwell Road, London, SW5 0TU

Tel: 0207 4605700


Hospital of St John's and Elizabeth, 60 Grove End Road, St John's Wood, London, NW8 9NH


Tel: 020 7806 4000

Fax: 020 7806 4001

Or call - 02070999333


BMI Bishopswood Hospital, Rickmansworth Road, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6

Appointments: 01923 834 210