Hernia surgery at Spire Cardiff Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £2,830

At Spire Cardiff Hospital, our consultants offer surgery to treat inguinal hernias – a lump or bulge around your groin which is caused by a weakness in your abdominal wall muscles.

During an inguinal hernia repair operation, your consultant will push the protruding tissue back into place underneath your abdominal wall and repair the weakness.

Sometimes also called

  • Herniotomy
  • Hernioplasty
  • Herniorrhaphy

At a glance

  • Typical hospital stay
    Same-day discharge or 1 night

  • Procedure duration
    Under an hour

  • Type of anaesthetic
    General, spinal or local

  • Available to self-pay?
    Yes

  • Covered by health insurance?
    Yes

Why Spire?

  • Fast access to a wide range of treatments
  • Internationally and nationally renowned consultants
  • Clear, simple pricing and flexible payment options

Hernia surgery: what to expect at Spire Cardiff

At Spire Cardiff, we’re proud to be the largest, modern provider of private hospital care in Wales.

Our consultants have wide experience in performing hernia repair surgery. They’ll offer you a treatment and recovery plan that’s tailored to you. With fast access to tests, scans and treatments, we can help relieve your symptoms and get you back to your everyday activities.

How much does Hernia surgery cost at Spire Cardiff Hospital

It’s common for this treatment to be done privately, and with our inclusive prices and access to payment plans you’ll find it easier and more affordable, whether or not you have medical insurance.

Hernia repair - groin (Inguinal) - open surgery Fees
Initial consultation £150
Treatment £2,680
Aftercare Included
Guide price £2,830
Monthly treatment price

(Loan applicable to the treatment cost and excludes the initial consultation)

£145
Representative example
Loan amount £2,430
Deposit £250
Loan period 18 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £2,610
Hernia repair - groin (Inguinal) - laparoscopic (keyhole surgery) Fees
Initial consultation £150
Treatment £2,680
Aftercare Included
Guide price £2,830
Monthly treatment price

(Loan applicable to the treatment cost and excludes the initial consultation)

£145
Representative example
Loan amount £2,430
Deposit £250
Loan period 18 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £2,610

Spire Cardiff Hospital can provide you with a single, fixed price so there are no surprises. Please read Spire Healthcare's terms and conditions for full details of what’s included and excluded in your fixed price when paying for yourself. Finance options are available through our partner Omni Capital Retail Finance Ltd, 10 Norwich Street, London, EC4A 1BD.

Preparing for hernia repair surgery at Spire Cardiff

Coming into hospital

Spire Cardiff Hospital is located a short distance from Junction 30 of the M4 and is well signposted. There’s free parking available for you and your visitors.

Meeting your consultant

Your appointment will take place in one of our 21 consultation rooms. Your consultant will discuss:

  • Your symptoms and examine your abdomen and suspected hernia
  • Your general health and medical history
  • If they recommend any additional tests or scans to help plan your treatment
  • Your treatment options and expected recovery timeline
  • What inguinal hernia surgery involves and the potential benefits and risks
  • The anaesthetic you’ll require – either a general anaesthetic (where you’ll be asleep) or a local or spinal anaesthetic (where you’ll be awake but unable to feel pain in the area being operated on)

You may also need a pre-operative assessment before you can proceed with surgery. This will be to ensure the procedure is suitable for you, especially if you need a general anaesthetic.

Hernia surgery: your procedure

Your visit

You can usually leave hospital on the same day as your surgery. You may need to stay overnight if you have other medical conditions or live alone. If so, you’ll have one of our private rooms, which will have:

  • TV
  • Window
  • Armchair
  • En-suite

If you’re able to go home on the same day, you can relax in a private room until you’re ready to go home – usually for a few hours until the nursing team feel you're fit for discharge.

The operation

During the operation, you’ll have either:

  • A general anaesthetic, meaning you’ll be asleep – usually required for keyhole (laparoscopic) procedures
  • A spinal or local anaesthetic, meaning you’ll be awake but unable to feel anything in the region being operated on – this is usually used for open hernia repair surgery

Hernia repair surgery usually takes less than one hour.

Hernia surgery: your recovery

After surgery

It’s normal to feel some pain or discomfort after hernia surgery, so to make your recovery easier, our nurses will give you medication to help you manage pain.

Going home

Your consultant will be able to advise you on your expected recovery time, based on the surgery you had and your overall health. For most people, you should be back to your usual activities in around six weeks. You’ll return for a check-up appointment with your consultant a few weeks after your operation.

Although everyone’s different and your consultant will be able to give you advice specific to you, here’s a typical recovery timeline:

Treatment and recovery timeline

View full timeline

0-1 days

Leave hospital

1-2 weeks

Light activities, such as shopping and desk-based work

4-6 weeks

Back to normal activities

The treatment described on this page may be adapted to meet your individual needs, so it's important to follow your healthcare professional's advice and raise any questions that you may have with them.

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