Hernia Surgery

A hernia is a swelling or lump and is caused by a weakness in the muscles of the abdominal wall. They can occur in a variety of places. The commonest is associated with a lump in the groin and is called an inguinal hernia. Other common types include umbilical hernia and incisional hernia. Surgery is often recommended as it is the only way to cure the condition.

Without treatment hernias can get bigger with time and are at risk of strangulation. Laparoscopic or 'key hole' surgery is often possible and offers the benefit of a secure repair with smaller scars, a rapid recovery and return to normal activities. However surgical treatment of every hernia is discussed with and tailored to each individual patient.

Conditions explained

Conditions explained

Use our handy guide to medical terminology to help demystify your treatment.

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