Hernia surgery at Spire Norwich Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £2,516

At Spire Norwich 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 diagnostic tests and scans
  • Expert, personalised treatments
  • 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 Norwich

Spire Norwich is a well-established private hospital serving patients across Norfolk and East Anglia.

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 Norwich 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 £2,366
Aftercare Included
Guide price £2,516
Monthly treatment price

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

£126
Representative example
Loan amount £2,116
Deposit £250
Loan period 18 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £2,268
Hernia repair - groin (Inguinal) - laparoscopic (keyhole surgery) Fees
Initial consultation £150
Treatment £2,920
Aftercare Included
Guide price £3,070
Monthly treatment price

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

£144
Representative example
Loan amount £2,420
Deposit £500
Loan period 18 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £2,592

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 Norwich 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 Norwich

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.

Lichtenstein tension-free mesh repair

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

Preparing for hernia repair surgery at Spire Norwich

Finding us

Spire Norwich Hospital is close to the University of East Anglia and just three miles from the city centre. We're approximately three miles from Norwich train station. We have free parking for you and your visitors.

Your consultation

Your initial consultation will be in one of our 12 private consultation rooms. During your appointment, your consultant will discuss:

  • Your symptoms and check your abdomen and suspected hernia
  • Your health and medical history
  • What you’d like to achieve through treatment
  • Which surgical method is best for you and what it involves
  • The anaesthetic you’ll need – 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)

Your consultant will also explain if you need to have further tests and scans to diagnose your hernia and decide which surgical technique they recommend for you. Before proceeding, you may also need to have a pre-operative assessment. This is to make sure the surgery is right for you, particularly if you’re having a general anaesthetic.

They’ll then outline a treatment and recovery plan that’s tailored to you.

Hernia surgery: your procedure

Your stay

For inguinal hernia repair surgery, you'll likely need to stay overnight. If so, you’ll have one of our private, en-suite rooms, all of which have:

  • TV
  • Window
  • Armchair

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

Pain after hernia surgery

You’re likely to feel some soreness and discomfort once your anaesthetic wears off. Everyone experiences pain differently, and our nurses will be able to give you painkillers to help you manage it.

Recovery time

You should be back to your normal activities in around six weeks. You’ll have a follow-up appointment with your consultant around two weeks after your surgery.

Your consultant will be able to advise you on your expected recovery time, but as a guide, 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

Spire Norwich Hospital is situated just off the A47 southern bypass, close to the University of East Anglia and just three miles from the city centre. Norwich is just over 100 miles from London and Stansted Airport is approximately 75 minutes by car.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Norwich Hospital,

Old Watton Road
Colney
Norwich

NR4 7TD

Main Switchboard:  01603 456181

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  01603 255614

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.

Get in touch

40691
True
treatment

Marketing Information

Spire would like to provide you with marketing information about products and services offered by Spire and by selected third-party partners. If you do not consent for us to process your personal data for marketing activities, we will still be able to contact you about your enquiry.

We may contact you by email, SMS or phone about your enquiry. If we try to contact you by phone (mobile and/or landline) and you are not available, we may leave you a voicemail message. We may also use your details to contact you about patient surveys we use for improving our service or monitoring outcomes, which are not a form of marketing.

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/