A hernia occurs when an internal part of the body such as an organ pushes through a weak area in the surrounding muscle or tissue wall. Hernias usually occur between your chest and hips. In many cases, they cause few symptoms, but you may notice a swelling or lump in your tummy (abdomen) or groin. The lump can often be pushed back in or disappears when you lie down. Coughing or straining may make the lump appear.
If your hernia causes sudden pain and especially if it can’t be pushed back in, you should seek urgent medical care. It may mean that your hernia is trapped or tightly pinched where it pokes through the muscle wall (obstruction) and in extreme cases it may cut off the blood supply to your intestines and tissues in your abdomen (strangulation).
A hernia is not usually a serious condition but it will not go away without hernia treatment known as a hernia repair.
If you require hernia repair surgery our expert consultants can offer a range of advanced treatments.
We offer all-inclusive self-pay packages for patients who require hernia repair and who wish to pay for their own treatment (terms and conditions apply).
Prices start from:
- Laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernia with prices starting from £3,000
- Primary repair of inguinal hernia with prices starting from £2,750
- Repair of umbilical hernia with prices starting from £2,550
For more information and eligibility criteria, speak to one of our self-pay advisors by calling