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Sanjay Agrawal: Hernia Surgeon, Essex and London

Hernia Surgeon, Essex and London: Sanjay Agrawal
Hernia Surgeon, Essex and London: Sanjay Agrawal

An Essex-based laparoscopic surgeon offering expert surgical repair of all types of hernia, including inguinal, femoral, incisional and paraumbilical hernias. 

Mr Sanjay Agrawal is Consultant Surgeon at Homerton University Hospital, London and Clinical Director of The London Obesity Clinic.  He works with a number of private hospitals in Essex and London to offer high quality hernia repair surgery.

What is a hernia?

A hernia occurs when a weakness in the abdominal wall allows the underlying structures, such as the intestines, blood vessels or fat, to poke through.  This results in a small soft lump that can often be pushed back in.  Although usually harmless, hernias do require surgical repair as they never get better by themselves and there is the potential for the protruding tissue to become trapped, cutting off the blood supply and causing a medical emergency (strangulated hernia). 

Bariatric Surgeon of Excellence

Hernia repair in Essex and London

Mr Agrawal offers surgical treatment of all types of hernia, including:

  • Inguinal hernia - the most common type of hernia, occurring in the groin, usually in men.
  • Femoral hernia - occurring lower down in the groin, often in women.  Needs prompt repair as it carries a high risk of strangulation.
  • Incisional hernia - occurring in an existing scar or wound, usually within two years of a surgery
  • Paraumbilical hernia - appearing as a small lump above the belly button.  Also carries a high risk of strangulation.
Sanjay Agrawal as seen on TV
Sanjay Agrawal

An expert in laparoscopic hernia repair

Laparoscopic or keyhole surgery is a minimally invasive surgical technique that is increasingly used to treat hernias.  The protruding bowel or tissue is put back into place and the defect in the abdominal wall repaired with mesh using special instruments which are inserted through three small incisions, no larger than 1.5cm each.  Patients who have had a laparoscopic procedure experience less postoperative pain and are able to return to work much more quickly than those who have had open surgery.  Scarring is also minimised.

With extensive training and experience in these surgical techniques, Mr Agrawal is able to offer the expertise required to perform successful laparoscopic hernia repair.
Sanjay Agrawal

Open surgery for hernia repair

Where possible, Mr Agrawal aims to repair hernias laparoscopically.  However, the type of surgery used is dependent a number of factors such as the type of hernia, the size of the hernia, if there is any strangulation present and the general health of the patient.  In some cases, Mr Agrawal may suggest that an open procedure, where the hernia is repaired through a single 6cm incision, is the best course of treatment.  

Make an appointment for hernia repair surgery with

Mr Sanjay Agrawal in Essex and London

Consultations with Mr Agrawal to discuss hernia repair surgery can be made by contacting his private secretary on 07876 618424.  Further information and advice on pricing can also be obtained from that number or by filling in the online enquiry form.

GMC registration:         5204374                      Check this doctor's GMC registration

Date of registration:     22 January 2002


Accreditation and admitting rights at private hospitals

Mr. Sanjay Agrawal is an accredited consultant for the UK's leading private healthcare providers and private hospitals, including HCA Hospitals, Spire Healthcare.

HCA admitting rights
Nuffield admitting rights
Spire admitting rights


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Treatments offered

  • Laparoscopic hernia repair surgery 

  • Open hernia repair surgery 


Places of work

Outpatient clinics and by appointment


Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth

60 Grove End Road

St John’s Wood




Spire Roding Hospital

Roding Lane South





Holly House Hospital

High Road

Buckhurst Hill




Nuffield Health Brentwood Hospital

Shenfield Road



CM15 8EH


Rivers Hospital

High Wych Road





BMI The London Independent Hospital

1 Beaumont Square

Stepney Green


Greater London

E1 4NL


By appointment


The Wellington Hospital

The South Building

Wellington Place

St John’s Wood




Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital

30 New Road