Hernia surgery at Spire Clare Park Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £2,470

At Spire Clare Park Hospital, we offer inguinal hernia repair using a range of techniques. An inguinal hernia is a bulge or swelling found around your groin which is caused by a lack of strength in your abdominal wall muscles.

Your consultant will repair your hernia by moving the protruding tissue back into place and repairing the weakness in your abdominal wall muscles.

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, inclusive pricing
  • Rated 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission

By Wallace Health I Medically reviewed by Adrian Roberts.
Page last reviewed: October 2018 I Next review due: October 2021

Hernia surgery: what to expect at Spire Clare Park

At Spire Clare Park, we’re a leading provider of private hospital treatments for our patients in Surrey.

We have a team of expert consultants who have wide experience in performing hernia repair surgery. With a consultant of your choice, you can expect fast access to diagnostic tests and scans, consultations and treatment.

How much does Hernia surgery cost at Spire Clare Park Hospital

People often choose to have this operation privately, and our prices include consultations and as much aftercare as you clinically need. We offer inclusive prices and access to payment plans to make it more affordable, even if you don’t have medical insurance.

Hernia repair - groin (Inguinal) - open surgery Fees
Initial consultation £200
Treatment £2,270
Aftercare Included
Guide price £2,470
Monthly treatment price

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

£120
Representative example
Loan amount £2,020
Deposit £250
Loan period 18 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £2,160
Hernia repair - groin (Inguinal) - laparoscopic (keyhole surgery) Fees
Initial consultation £200
Treatment £2,870
Aftercare Included
Guide price £3,070
Monthly treatment price

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

£141
Representative example
Loan amount £2,370
Deposit £500
Loan period 18 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £2,538

The guide price displayed shows what most patients who pay for their own treatment should expect to pay for treatment. The price may vary depending on Consultant, type of anaesthetic, implant or drug used, and may also vary due to your medical history.

Spire Clare Park 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.

Procedures offered for hernia surgery at Spire Clare Park

We offer a variety of techniques for inguinal hernia surgery. The treatments available to you will depend on the type, size and location of your hernia and your general health. Your consultant will discuss which option is best for you.

Trans-abdominal pre-peritoneal laparoscopy (TAPP)

A keyhole procedure where your surgeon inserts the surgical instruments through your abdomen and the lining covering your abdominal organs. The weakened area of your abdomen is strengthened using a mesh insert which is glued or stapled in place. This procedure is carried out under general anaesthetic, so you’ll be asleep.

Totally extra-peritoneal laparoscopy (TEP)

A newer keyhole procedure where your surgeon repairs your hernia without needing to cut into the lining covering your abdominal organs. Mesh is used to repair the weakness in your abdominal wall. This procedure is carried out under general anaesthetic, so you’ll be asleep.

ONSTEP technique

An open surgery technique where the surgeon repairs your hernia from outside the lining covering your abdominal organs and repairs the weakness with mesh. This will be carried out under local anaesthetic (where you’ll be awake but won’t be able to feel pain in the area being operated on) or general anaesthetic (where you’ll be asleep).

Preparing for hernia repair surgery at Spire Clare Park

Coming into hospital

Spire Clare Park Hospital is a 10 minute taxi ride from Farnham station. There’s free parking available for you and your visitors.

Meeting your consultant

Your appointment will take place in one of our 11 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

In hospital

With hernia surgery, you can usually leave hospital on the same day. After your procedure you’ll be taken to a day case room to relax until you’re ready to go home. This will normally be about four hours after surgery.

If you need to stay overnight, for example if you have other medical conditions or live alone, you'll stay in one of our private, en-suite rooms. All of our rooms have:

  • TV
  • Window
  • Armchair
  • Side table

Anaesthetic

Hernia surgery is often carried out under local or spinal anaesthetic, meaning you won’t be able to feel anything in the area being operated on but you will be awake. Sometimes, a general anaesthetic may be required, meaning you’ll be asleep throughout the procedure.

Your operation

The hernia repair surgery will usually take no more than an hour.

Q & A

Colin Elton, Consultant General Surgeon

Talking about hernia surgery

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 around four to six 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:

0-1 days

Leave hospital

1-2 weeks

Light activities, such as shopping and desk-based work

4-6 weeks

Back to normal activities

  • 0-1 days


    Leave hospital

  • 1-2 weeks


    Light activities, such as shopping and desk-based work

  • 4-6 weeks


    Back to normal activities

How to get to us

Our location between the towns of Farnham and Fleet allows us to provide medical and surgical treatments to patients from Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire and West Sussex.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Clare Park Hospital,

Crondall Lane
Farnham
Surrey
GU10 5XX

Main Switchboard:  01252 850216

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  01252 895490

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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Sources

  • https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/inguinal-hernia-repair/
  • https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1534281-overview
  • https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/inguinal-hernia/symptoms-causes/syc-20351547
  • https://gi.surgery.ucsf.edu/conditions--procedures/inguinal-hernia.aspx
  • http://www.britishherniasociety.org/for-patients/what-does-surgery-involve/