Hernia repair surgery in Glasgow
If you are experiencing groin/lower abdomen pain, then you might be suffering from a hernia. At Nuffield Health Glasgow Hospital our leading general surgeons specialise in all types of hernia removal surgery and can provide you with a personalised treatment plan. Read more…
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Why choose Nuffield Health Glasgow Hospital for your hernia repair treatment?
Nuffield Health Glasgow Hospital has been leading the way for private general surgery in Scotland for many years. Our highly skilled surgeons possess vast experience in performing hernia repair surgery, offering patients a choice on a variety of treatment options.
During your stay here at Nuffield Health Glasgow Hospital, we aim to make your experience as comfortable and as enjoyable as possible. You will be well looked after by a multi-disciplinary medical team, including a matron, nurses, doctors, physiotherapists and support staff who are at hand 24 hours a day.
Depending on your hernia and which procedure best suits your needs, you may not need to stay in hospital overnight. Hernia repair surgery is usually performed as a day case procedure, so you can expect to be in and out of hospital on the same day. Even as a day case patient, you will still get the opportunity to rest in your own private in-patient room featuring a TV (with DVD's), radio, free WIFI and spacious en-suite bathroom.
How to book a private consultation at Nuffield Health Glasgow Hospital
Whether you have been referred by a GP or want to refer yourself, you will still need to book a full consultation with one of our general surgeons, before proceeding with hernia repair surgery.
To book, simply call our dedicated hospital enquiry team in Glasgow on 01413 349 441. Alternatively, if you fill out a contact form above, a member of our enquiry team will get back to you at a more convenient time.
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 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 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 Glasgow Hospital will inform you of any specific "dos 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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