Hernia (Femoral) Repair

A hernia may occur when the muscle tissue in your abdomen becomes weak. Sometimes an internal part of your body, such as the intestine, can push through such a weakness resulting in a lump protruding from your abdomen.

Most patients who contract a hernia will notice that it develops somewhere between the chest and hips. The lump that you see there may disappear when you lie down or can often be temporarily pushed back in. Coughing or straining may cause the lump to return again.

There are many types of hernia each of which describes a different cause for the lump that appears on the abdomen.

A femoral hernia happens at the hole in the wall of your abdomen where the femoral artery and vein pass from your abdomen into your leg. A hernia can be dangerous because your intestines or other structures within your abdomen can get trapped and have their blood supply cut off (strangulated hernia).

The femoral hernia repair operation is a surgical procedure that takes roughly 45 minutes and is performed under general anaesthetic.Your surgeon will make a cut either directly above the lump or a little higher up and will remove the ‘hernial sac’. They will narrow the hole (femoral canal) through which the contents of the abdomen passed, using stitches or a synthetic mesh. Your surgeon will close your skin.

Patients who undergo the epigastric hernia repair operation should be able to return home on the same day. Your doctor will recommend gradually increasing the speed at which you walk around over about five days. You should be able to return to your work after one or two weeks. It is possible that the hernia will return even after undergoing surgery.

Regular exercise should help you to return to normal as quickly as possible. Before beginning a course of exercise consult with your medical team for advice.

At One Healthcare we can book you in to see a specialist surgeon, usually within 48 hours, for an initial consultation. Femoral hernia repair is available at the One Hatfield Hospital in Hertfordshire and the One Ashford Hospital in Kent.

You can use your private medical insurance or pay for your Hernia (Femoral) Repair treatment. We offer competitive, fixed price packages as well as the ability to spread your cost with the option of 0% finance. If you are using your health insurance please do contact your insurer first for approval and let them know you’d like to be treated at One Hatfield Hospital.

Why One Hatfield

  • Modern purpose-built hospital opened in December 2017
  • Fast access to diagnostics including MRI, Xray and Ultrasound
  • Private, spacious, en-suite rooms
  • Specialist physiotherapy and nursing teams
  • Little or no waiting time
  • ‘Ultra clean air’ theatres
  • Freshly prepared food
  • Calm, dignified experience

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Contact our team to find out more information regarding Hernia (Femoral) Repair or to book an initial consultation.

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General Surgery Pricing Guide at One Hatfield Hospital

This is a list of guide prices for some of common General Surgery treatments and procedures.

Treatment Guide Price Monthly from
Hernia Repair - Groin (Inguinal) - Open surgery £2,600  £54.60
Gall Bladder Removal (Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy) £5,500  £115.51
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