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Hernia Repair - Groin Inguinal - Open Surgery Total cost £2885
  Consultant fees Hospital fees
Initial consultation £150 No charge
Pre-assessment Included Included
Main treatment Included Included
Post-discharge care Included Included
Subtotals £150 guide price £2735 guaranteed price
Total £2885

The price displayed for your initial consultation is a guideline only as Consultant fees vary according to their own individual fee schedules. The price displayed above however for pre-assessment, main treatment and post-discharge care is guaranteed and inclusive of all costs.

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Chester, The Grosvenor Hospital

Wrexham Road, Chester, CH4 7QP

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Why choose Nuffield Health Chester Hospital for my hernia repair?

For over 40 years, we've been providing people in Cheshire with the highest standards of private healthcare. We've recently refurbished our hospital, which offers state-of-the-art medical facilities in a clean and safe environment.

Patients receive a personal service at our hospital. With quick access to treatment, you'll see the same specialist consultant throughout your hernia repair treatment.

If you need to stay overnight, you'll have your own private bedroom with en-suite and our team of passionate nurses will offer you full care and support. Everything is included in your treatment package, from your initial consultation through to any aftercare you need. Your comfort, safety and well-being are our priority.

What types of hernias can you repair?

There are two common types of hernias that we can repair. Hernia bilateral and Hernia unilateral.

Hernia bilateral

This form of hernia presents itself on both sides of the groin area or lower abdomen at the same time.

Hernia unilateral

This type of hernia occurs on one side of the body.

In men, an inguinal hernia happens at the inguinal canal. This is a narrow passage in which blood vessels supplying the testicle pass through the abdominal wall.

More common in women, a femoral hernia appears in the groin. Femoral hernias happen at the hole in the wall of the abdomen where the femoral artery and vein pass from the abdomen into the leg. These hernias tend to occur following childbirth.

What happens during hernia repair surgery?

We offer two types of hernia repair surgery, both with quick recovery times. You may not even need to stay in hospital overnight.

Open surgery

Open repair surgery takes about one hour and a variety of anaesthetics may be used. Your surgeon will make an incision (cut) in your groin and remove the "hernial sac". To strengthen the muscle layer, stitches will be used. They insert a synthetic mesh to cover the weak spot.

Open surgery for groin hernia repair is usually done as a day case meaning you can go home the day of the procedure.

Laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery

This procedure is usually performed under general anaesthetic, It takes about an hour, A laparoscope (tiny telescope) connected to a camera will be inserted via a very small tube (cannula) to allow your surgeon to close the weak spot from inside your abdomen. They will use a piece of surgical mesh and surgical staples to reinforce the area.

You will probably go home the day of the surgery or you may spend one night in hospital.

How fast is the recovery after hernia surgery?

Recovery from hernia repair surgery is usually very quick. You'll be mobile very soon after the procedure and will be encouraged to increase how much you walk around over the first few days post surgery. Most patients return to normal daily activities within a week. Your consultant will inform you of any specific "dos and don'ts", depending on your type of hernia and surgery.

Are there any risks?

As with all operations, hernia repair surgery has a small risk of complications. Be sure to discuss any concerns you might have about these risks with your surgeon in Chester.