“The surgeon answered all my
questions and made me feel at ease from start to finish. I’m
no longer in pain!”
Leo Croxton, Pall Mall Patient
What is hernia repair or ‘hernia surgery’?
It is very common for hernia operations to be carried out privately due to long NHS waiting lists. So if you’re looking to get your hernia repaired quickly so you can get back to work, the gym, or just a pain-free lifestyle, enquire with Pall Mall today. Benefit from no waiting lists, same-week consultations, and surgery within 1-2 weeks.
At Pall Mall, we can repair all sorts of hernias, including inguinal, epigastric, femoral, incisional, spigelian, sportsman, and ventral. Your hernia repair will be performed by our leading Consultant General Surgeon, Mr Prasad, at our privately owned hospital in Newton-le-Willows (between Liverpool and Manchester), with no NHS referral required. You’ll also benefit from your own private en-suite room including a TV and free WIFI.
Types of hernia
The varieties of hernias are based on where they are situated on the body. Below is a list of common hernias:
- Femoral hernia: Femoral hernias are most commonly found in women following childbirth. A femoral hernia is situated just below the groin at the hole in the abdomen wall where the femoral artery leads to the leg.
- Groin (inguinal) hernia: Perhaps the most common type of hernia, the inguinal hernia is most common in men. This type of hernia is found at the inguinal canal where the blood vessels supply blood to the testicles.
- Umbilical hernia: More commonly found on newborns and young children, these hernias form around or on the belly button (where the umbilical cord is attached during pregnancy). Umbilical hernias can also present themselves in patients who might be overweight or who have recently given birth.
- Incisional hernia: Incisional hernias form on scars caused by historic surgical incisions during surgery on the abdomen.
You can find out more about hernias on our hernia condition page.
Symptoms of a hernia
Below is a list of common symptoms and signs of a hernia. If you’re in doubt, please book an appointment with us for an initial consultation.
- A visible and tender swelling is found in the groin or in the abdomen.
- A pain or ache around the testicles (sometimes with swelling present).
- Discomfort at the abdomen or groin when bending or lifting.
- A heavy ache or feeling in the abdomen.
- Frequent constipation or blood in stools (please always immediately seek medical advice if you find blood in your stool).
- A new pressure or weakness is felt at the groin.
- Shooting pain in the abdomen or groin.