From £3,205
01473 279100
Overall rating Good
Hernia Repair - Groin Inguinal - Open Surgery Fees
Initial consultation from £145
Treatment £3,060
Pre-assessment Included
Main treatment Included
Post-discharge care Included
Pre-assessment, Main treatment and Post-discharge care £3,060
Guide price £3,205
 What does guide price mean?

The guide price stated above is an approximation of the cost of treatment only. The final price may vary according to Consultant fees, prosthesis or drugs used and any pre-existing medical conditions which may alter your care pathway.  You will be given a fixed all-inclusive price for treatment following your initial consultation with a Consultant.

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Why choose Nuffield Health for your hernia repair?

Hernia repair surgery at Nuffield Health is like nowhere else. We’ll support you every step of the way, making sure you get the best treatment and encouraging a speedy recovery. We offer you:

  • Competitive all-inclusive pricing
  • Quick access to treatment
  • Exceptional matron-led care
  • First-class patient accommodation
  • Flexible visiting hours
  • An in-depth Health MOT before your surgery
  • As much aftercare as you need at no extra cost, where clinically required.

What types of hernia can you repair?

There are two common types of hernia 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 (inguinal or femoral)

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

Open hernia surgery

  • Open repair surgery takes about 1 hour
  • A variety of anaesthetics may be used
  • Your Nuffield Health 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) hernia surgery

  • This procedure is usually performed under general anaesthetic
  • The surgery 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 one night in hospital.

How fast is the recovery after hernia surgery?

  • Recovery time for hernia repair surgery is usually very quick
  • You'll be mobile very soon after the operation 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.