Hernia surgery at Spire Leicester Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £2,575

At Spire Leicester Hospital, we offer some of the latest techniques to repair inguinal hernias – a swelling or lump in your groin caused by a weakness in your abdominal wall muscles.

An inguinal hernia operation involves pushing the bulging tissue back into place and repairing your abdominal wall.

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 diagnostic tests and scans
  • Expert, personalised treatments
  • Transparent 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 Leicester

Spire Leicester is a long-established private hospital providing comprehensive treatments and care to our patients across the East Midlands and beyond.

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

How much does Hernia surgery cost at Spire Leicester 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 you have medical insurance or not.

Hernia repair - groin (Inguinal) - open surgery Fees
Initial consultation £200
Treatment £2,375
Aftercare Included
Guide price £2,575
Monthly treatment price

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

£127
Representative example
Loan amount £2,125
Deposit £250
Loan period 18 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £2,286
Hernia repair - groin (Inguinal) - laparoscopic (keyhole surgery) Fees
Initial consultation £200
Treatment £2,945
Aftercare Included
Guide price £3,145
Monthly treatment price

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

£146
Representative example
Loan amount £2,445
Deposit £500
Loan period 18 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £2,628
Hernia repair - Laparoscopic repair of hiatus hernia with anti-reflux procedure - hernia surgery Fees
Initial consultation £200
Treatment £4,975
Aftercare Included
Guide price £5,175
Monthly treatment price

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

£267
Representative example
Loan amount £4,475
Deposit £500
Loan period 18 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £4,806

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 Leicester 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 Leicester

Your consultant will recommend a treatment based on the location, size and type of hernia you have and your general health. We have a range of treatments available. All have their own potential benefits and risks which your consultant will discuss with you.

Laparoscopic hernia repair

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

Open repair

An open surgery technique performed with either local anaesthetic, which means you’ll be awake but unable to feel pain in the area being operated on, or under general anaesthetic, so you'll be asleep. Your abdominal wall is repaired using mesh.

Preparing for hernia repair surgery at Spire Leicester

Coming into hospital

We're located seven miles from junction 21 of the M1 and easily accessible from the A47 and A6. We’re a 15 minute cab ride from Leicester railway station. There’s free parking available for you and your visitors.

Meeting your consultant

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

  • Your symptoms and examine your abdomen and suspected hernia
  • Your general health and medical history
  • Any tests or scans they think you might need to help plan your treatment
  • Your treatment options and how long it will take to recover
  • 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 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 coming in for surgery. This will be to ensure the procedure is suitable for you (especially if you need a general anaesthetic) and that you're fit to proceed.

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 private room to recover until you’re ready to go home. This will normally be around four to six 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:

  • Nurse call system
  • TV/Radio
  • Telephone and WiFi
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Wardrobe space and a small locker
  • Armchair

Anaesthetic

Hernia surgery is often carried out under local 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 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

As well as being close to the city centre, we're just seven miles from junction 21 of the M1 and easily accessible from the A47 and A6.

We're less than an hour's drive from Nottingham East Midlands and Birmingham International airports.

We're three miles (or a 15 minute cab ride) from Leicester railway station.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Leicester Hospital,

Gartree Road
Oadby
Leicester
LE2 2FF

Main Switchboard:  0116 2720888

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  0116 2653021

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/