Treatments for Hernias
Wood MediSpa has developed a specialist team to provide hernia repair under the care of highly experienced Consultant General Surgeons. We offer procedures to repair hernia issues including inguinal, femoral and open umbilical. Our hernia procedures are usually day case surgery under a local or general anaesthetic, so you are able to return home on the same day as surgery.
For hernia enquiries, please call our hernia specialist team on 07719 597357.
Inguinal hernias can be repaired using surgery to push the bulge back into place and strengthen the weakness in the abdominal wall with a mesh patch. The operation is usually recommended if you have a hernia that causes pain, severe or persistent symptoms, or if any serious complications develop.
Complications that can develop as a result of an inguinal hernia if not treated and include:
obstruction – where a section of the bowel becomes stuck in the inguinal canal, causing nausea, vomiting and stomach pain, as well as a painful lump in the groin
strangulation – where a section of bowel becomes trapped and its blood supply is cut off; this requires emergency surgery within hours to release the trapped tissue and restore its blood supply so it doesn’t die
Surgery removes the hernia to prevent any serious complications, but there’s a chance it could return after the operation although this is very small.
An inguinal hernia repair is a routine operation with very few risks. But a small number of hernias can come back at some point after surgery.
Other potential complications of an inguinal hernia repair include blood or fluid building up in the space left by the hernia (this usually gets better without treatment), painful swelling and bruising of the testicles or the base of the penis (in men), pain and numbness in the groin area caused by a nerve being damaged or trapped during surgery, damage to the blood supply to the testicle, or damage to the vas deferens (the tube that carries sperm to the testicles).
Complications are more likely if you smoke or have another illness, such as heart disease or breathing problems or are on anti-coagulants. Our surgeons might suggest a local anaesthetic approach.
A complete range of hernia procedures are available including femoral hernia repair and open umbilical hernias.
Femoral hernias are far more frequent in woman and occur in a similar place to an inguinal hernia. These hernias should be repaired because their risks of strangulation or becoming stuck are significantly higher.
Wood MediSpa works with a specialist hernia team to provide hernia repair with highly experienced Consultant General Surgeons. For hernia enquiries, please call our hernia specialist team on 07719 597357.
Wood MediSpa is currently assisting with NHS hernia waiting list to help reduce waiting times caused by the pandemic. If you have been allocated Wood MediSpa for your funded hernia repair, you will be contacted by our dedicated hernia team to coordinate your care.