Learn about Inguinal Hernia Repair procedures at Fitzwilliam Clinic

Inguinal Hernia Repair

Inguinal hernias can cause swelling and discomfort in the groin that restrict physical activity.

Procedure time1 hour
Anaesthetic typeLocal anaesthetic with sedation administered by anaesthetist
Day case or overnightDaycase
Downtime/recoveryNo driving 1 week, no heavy lifting 6 weeks

Inguinal Hernia Repair

Our consultant Mr Andrew Kennedy MD FRCS FRCSI describes the inguinal hernia repair procedures available at Fitzwilliam Clinic.

Inguinal hernia repair under local anaesthetic with sedation is an outpatient procedure necessitating most patients spending 3 hours in the clinic. This approach is particularly suitable for older patients with other medical conditions. Patients that are carrying a lot of weight or who have large irreducible hernias may need a general anaesthetic which we can generally accommodate. 

Following surgery, some bruising and swelling is to be expected, patients are likely to require painkillers for 3-4 days. They must not drive a car for 7 days.

Patients may be able to return to a desk job in 7-14 days, heavier work may require a longer period of recovery; 4-6 weeks.

Book a consultation to discuss inguinal hernia repair

To book a consultation to discuss your options for inguinal hernia repair, contact us using the following:

    Our Inguinal Hernia Repair Specialists

    Our team of consultant surgeons and anaesthetists are on the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council and in possession of Certificates of Completion of Training.

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