Hernia repair surgery in Derby
Are you suffering from a painful, irritating hernia? At Nuffield Health Derby Hospital our experienced team of general surgeons regularly perform a range of hernia removal treatments to help patients across Derbyshire. Read more…
|Initial consultation||from £180|
|Pre-assessment, Main treatment and Post-discharge care||£2,895|
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Why choose Nuffield Health Derby Hospital for your hernia repair treatment?
At Nuffield Health Derby Hospital our leading general surgeons can help remove your painful, unwanted hernias through a range of minimally invasive procedures. Depending on the size and location of your hernia, our consultants will provide you with a treatment plan which utilises the most effective and least invasive hernia repair technique.
By choosing Nuffield Helth Derby Hospital for your private hernia repair treatment, you will get the opportunity to make the most out of our first-class patient facilities and expect to go home on the same day as your surgery.
Even as a day case patient, you will receive your very own private bedroom to relax in before and after surgery. Each room features a large en-suite bathroom, widescreen TV, radio and free wifi to ensure maximum comfort and entertainment during your time in hospital.
How to book a consultation at Nuffield Health Derby Hospital
If you want to go private for your hernia repair treatment, you will need to book an initial consultation with one of our general surgeons first. To book, simply call our dedicated hospital enquiry team on 01332 540100 or fill out a contact form above.
What types of hernias can you repair?
There are 2 common types of hernias that we can repair, hernia bilateral and hernia unilateral.
This form of hernia presents itself on both sides of the groin area or lower abdomen at the same time.
- 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 can perform two types of surgery, both with quick recovery times. You may not even need to stay in hospital overnight.
- Open repair surgery takes about 1 hour and a variety of anaesthetics may be used
- Your surgeon will make an incision 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 same day.
Laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery
- This procedure is usually performed under general anaesthetic
- It normally takes about 1 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 1 night in hospital.
How quick is the recovery?
- 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 at Derby Hospital will inform you of any specific "do's and don'ts", depending on your type of hernia and the chosen surgery.
Are there any risks with hernia repair?
As with all operations, hernia repair surgery has a risk of complications. Be sure to discuss any concerns you might have about these risks with your surgeon.
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