Hernia surgery at Spire Sussex Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £2,705

At Spire Sussex 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 diagnostic tests and scans
  • Expert, personalised treatments
  • Clear pricing with no hidden charges
  • Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission

Hernia surgery: what to expect at Spire Sussex

At Spire Sussex, we provide high-quality treatments and services and are extremely proud to be rated as Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for our private hospital care.

We offer fast access to treatment for inguinal hernias if they’re causing you pain or complications. You have a choice of expert consultants who can perform the procedure and offer you a treatment and recovery plan that’s personalised to your needs.

How much does Hernia surgery cost at Spire Sussex Hospital

Hernia surgery is available from £2,705.

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.

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.

You can trust Spire Sussex 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 Sussex

Getting here

We're situated near Hastings, the nearest railway stations are Hastings Town and Battle, both approximately three miles away, or 10 minutes by car. We have free on-site parking for you and your visitors.

Your consultation

You’ll meet your chosen consultant in one of our six private consultation rooms. They’ll discuss:

  • Your symptoms and medical history
  • How inguinal hernia surgery works
  • The specific procedure they recommend for your needs
  • The type of 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 anything in the area being operated on)
  • The potential benefits and risks of the procedure

Your consultant may need you to have additional tests or scans before they can recommend the next steps. Sometimes, particularly if you need a general anaesthetic, you may need to have a pre-operative assessment to check your fitness and overall health before the procedure.

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 22 private, en-suite rooms, all of which have:

  • TV
  • Window
  • Armchair
  • WiFi

For day case procedures, you’ll be able to relax in a private, en-suite room until you’re ready to go home. This will usually be for a few hours until the nursing team feel you're fit for discharge.

Anaesthetic

For open hernia 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 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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