Hernia surgery at Spire Murrayfield Hospital Wirral

Inclusive treatment and care from £2,330

At Spire Murrayfield Wirral Hospital, we offer hernia repair using a range of techniques. A hernia 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

  • Available to self-pay?
    Yes

  • Covered by health insurance?
    Yes

Why Spire?

  • You can usually see a consultant within a few days of enquiry
  • Expert, personalised treatments
  • Flexible payment options to help you spread the cost

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 Murrayfield Wirral

At Spire Murrayfield Wirral, we take pride in providing excellent private hospital care to our patients across Merseyside and beyond.

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 Murrayfield Hospital Wirral

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 £2,180
Aftercare Included
Guide price £2,330
Monthly treatment price

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

£115
Representative example
Loan amount £1,930
Deposit £250
Loan period 18 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £2,078
LAPAROSCOPIC REPAIR OF INGUINAL HERNIA - - Hernia surgery Fees
Initial consultation £150
Treatment £2,890
Aftercare Included
Guide price £3,040
Monthly treatment price

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

£158
Representative example
Loan amount £2,640
Deposit £250
Loan period 18 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £2,842

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 Murrayfield Hospital Wirral 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 Murrayfield Wirral

We offer a variety of techniques for 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.

Preparing for hernia repair surgery at Spire Murrayfield Wirral

Coming into hospital

We're situated close to the M53, and you can also reach us by taking the train to Birkenhead Hamilton Square station, which is a 15 minute taxi ride away. There’s free parking available for you and your visitors.

Meeting your consultant

Your appointment will take place in one of our private 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 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 stay in one of our private, en-suite rooms, which have:

  • TV
  • En-suite
  • Window
  • Armchair

For day case procedures, you’ll be able to relax in a day case pod or private room until you’re ready to go home. This will usually be around three to four 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

Hernia repair surgery usually takes under one hour.

Q & A

Colin Elton, Consultant General Surgeon

Talking about hernia surgery

Hernia surgery: your recovery

Pain management

After your operation, you’ll probably feel some pain or discomfort – this is normal after surgery. Our nursing team will work closely with you to manage your pain effectively.

Your recovery

Your consultant will provide you with your expected recovery timeline. You should be back to most activities within six weeks of your operation, though it may be sooner depending on the type of hernia repair you had. You’ll return for a check-up appointment with your consultant a few weeks after your operation. As a guide, here’s a typical recovery timeline for hernia repair:

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 M53, you can also reach us by taking the train to Birkenhead Hamilton Square station, which is a 15 minute taxi ride away. Liverpool John Lennon Airport is approximately 17 miles from the hospital.

Opening hours
Monday – Friday: 8am – 8.30pm
Saturday: 8.30am – 1.30pm
Sunday: closed, except for visitors

Find us on Google maps

Spire Murrayfield Hospital Wirral,

Holmwood Drive
Thingwall
Wirral
Merseyside
CH61 1AU

Main SwitchBoard:  0151 648 7000

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  0151 929 5408

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/