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Hernia Repair

Inguinal Hernia Operation

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Book an initial consultation with one of our consultant surgeons to discuss the best treatment for your hernia. You may then be referred to our state of the art surgical centre in Newton-le-Willows for an inguinal hernia operation with the same surgeon you met during  your consultation.

What is an inguinal hernia operation?

A hernia occurs when an internal part of the body pushes through a weakness in the muscle or surrounding tissue wall. An inguinal hernia repair is an operation to push the bulge back into place and to strengthen the abdominal wall. The operation may be recommended if symptoms are severe, last for a long time, or if there are complications.

Why is this operation helpful?

When you have a hernia, the section of bowel can become:

  • Stuck in the inguinal canal, causing an obstruction – this can causes nausea, vomiting and stomach pain, as well as a painful lump in the groin
  • Trapped and have its blood supply cut off (known as a strangulated hernia) – emergency surgery within hours is essential to release the trapped tissue and restore its blood supply so it does not die.

This type of surgery will get rid of the hernia, preventing any serious complications.