Sportsman’s groin clinic

Spire Edinburgh Hospitals are now able to offer a multi-disciplinary team who have chosen to work together to treat Sportsman's groin. 

Sportsman’s groin is an injury commonly suffered in kicking sports such as football and rugby, as well as sports that require an individual to maintain a bent forward position such as hockey.

For more information, please visit the Sportsman's groin treatment page

Mr Carlo Benzoni, Consultant General Surgeon

Mr Carlo Benzoni specialises in keyhole surgery for groin hernias and refined his technique in top UK and International centres, including the FIFA centre in Rome. As a former professional footballer and top-level martial artist he has suffered with Sportsman’s groin himself and therefore has a unique and profound understanding of this disabling condition.

Read a testimonial from one of Mr Benzoni's patients


Mr Peter Driscoll, Consultant General Surgeon

Mr Peter Drsicoll has a specialist interest in Sportsman's groin. He works with a team of specialists at Spire Murrayfield hospital to offer a team comprised of an Orthopaedic Surgeon, Consultant Radiologist and physiotherapist who work together to provide a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment of this condition. Click here for more information about the team.

Mr Peter Driscoll specialises in the keyhole repair of groin hernias and this, in combination with his interest in sports injuries, led him to approach David Lloyd in Leicester, a surgeon who has successfully treated sports-related upper groin pain in sportsmen of the highest level. As a result, he is the only other surgeon in the UK approved to perform The Lloyd Release Procedure and is now pleased to offer this procedure to appropriate patients at Spire Edinburgh Hospitals. From David Lloyd’s experience with previous patients, 90% can be expected to return to their sport or activity within 4 to 6 weeks.

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Read a patient's testimonial

Read more about Graeme Dodds experience of Sportsmans Groin surgery with Spire Murrayfield Consultant, Mr Peter Driscoll.

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