Hernia surgery at Spire London East Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £2,325

At Spire London East 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
  • Consultants who are experts in their field
  • Flexible payment options to make it easy and more affordable

Hernia surgery: what to expect at Spire London East

Spire London East is a well-established private hospital delivering comprehensive treatments and care to our patients in east and central London and Essex.

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 London East Hospital

Hernia surgery is available from £2,325.

It’s a common operation to have done privately, and our inclusive prices and access to payment plans make it easy and more affordable, even if you don’t have medical insurance.

You can trust Spire London East Hospital to provide you with a single, fixed price1 so there are no surprises. Finance options are available through our chosen partner2.

1Important: 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. 2 Spire Healthcare Limited is acting as a credit broker to Zebra Health Finance Limited. Company No. 09406708. Registered at 1 Worsley Court, High Street, Worsley, Manchester, M28 3NJ. www.zebrahealthfinance.com Zebra Health Finance Limited is a appointed representative of Chrysalis Finance Limited and Shawbrook Bank Limited is the lender. Spire Healthcare Ltd does not receive payment for arranging credit. All parties named here are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Credit acceptance is subject to application and status. Terms and conditions apply.

Preparing for hernia repair surgery at Spire London East

Coming into hospital

We're located just a couple of miles from the M11 and only 20 minutes on the Central line tube to the city of London via Redbridge station. There’s free parking available for you and your visitors.

Meeting your consultant

Your appointment will take place in one of our 22 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 stay

For most inguinal hernia repair surgery, you can leave on the same day, so you won’t need to stay overnight. However, if you do need to stay with us (for example if you have other medical conditions or live alone), you’ll have one of our 42 private, en-suite rooms, all of which have:

  • Freeview TV
  • En-suite
  • Armchair
  • Wardrobe
  • WiFi
  • Table

For day case procedures, you’ll be able to relax in a private room until you’re ready to go home. This will usually be around four to six hours after your procedure.

Anaesthetic

For keyhole (laparoscopic) procedures, you’ll need a general anaesthetic, where you’ll be completely asleep. For open surgery, you can usually have a local or spinal anaesthetic, meaning you’ll be awake but unable to feel pain where you’re being operated on.

Procedure duration

Inguinal hernia repair surgery usually takes under one 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:

Treatment and recovery timeline

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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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