We are a specialist hernia clinic with our first centres opening in Birmingham and Worcestershire.

Our clinics provide state of the art treatment of hernias in accredited local private hospitals.

All assessments and procedures are carried out by a specialist consultant surgeon.

Our surgeons are all recognised by the major insurance companies.


Why wait for treatment? At the Birmingham Hernia Clinic we offer personal, rapid and affordable treatment for most hernias.

Our team of highly trained and experienced consultants at the Birmingham Hernia Clinic aim to provide you with a personalised, rapid and efficient service to treat your hernia at a time which suits you.


1. No long waits to be seen.

2. Surgery at a time to suit you.

3. Personal care.

4. Highly trained, experienced consultants.

5. Affordable treatment


Book an appointment with one of our specialists.



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Meet the Team

Our Team of Consultants

Simon Radley - BMI Priory & BMI Droitwich Spa Hospitals

Mr Simon Radley

BMI Priory & BMI Droitwich Spa Hospitals

Simon Radley graduated from the University of Birmingham in 1985 with Honors in Surgery. He undertook registrar surgical training in general surgery in the West Midlands and went on to complete specialist training at St. Marks Hospital in London. During his registrar surgical training he also undertook an overseas training fellowship to America visiting Boston, Minneapolis and The Mayo Clinic.

On completion of his registrar surgical training Simon took up a post as Senior Lecturer in Surgery at Birmingham University and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham subsequently being appointed to the post of Consultant Surgeon in April 2002. As a consultant he has played a key role in introducing laparoscopic colorectal surgery to The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and to BMI The Priory Hospital.

Simon has been the Clinical Service Lead for General and Gastro-intestinal surgery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.  Simon is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

He teaches regularly on a number of local, national and international courses and is regularly invited to lecture for at local, nation and international meetings. Simon has been a trainer in the national LAPCO training program teaching UK Consultant Surgeons how to perform laparoscopic bowel cancer surgery.

Simon practices at the BMI Priory & Droitwich Spa Hospitals. He has a wide experience of hernia surgery from simple hernias to more complex abdominal wall hernias, stomal and perineal hernias. Simon is a fully trained laparoscopic surgeon and offers laparoscopic repairs of inguinal, femoral, and incisional hernias where appropriate.

Mr Radley is also a member of The Endometriosis Clinic.

Anant Desai - Consultant General Surgeon

Mr Anant Desai

BMI Priory Hospital

Mr Anant Desai has been a Consultant General Surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham since 2012. He qualified from Queens’ College, Cambridge and the Royal Free Hospital Medical School, London before completing surgical training in the West Midlands. Anant has also undertaken Fellowships at the Institute Gustav Roussy in Paris and the Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori in Milan.

Since becoming a Consultant, Anant’s practice has spanned the breadth of abdominal and pelvic surgery. He is recognized as an expert in the field of Surgical Oncology. The surgical management of the abdominal wall and hernias are central to his practice at the Queen Elizabeth, the BMI Priory and the BMI Edgbaston Hospitals in Birmingham.

Anant reviews for a number of Journals including the British Journal of Surgery, is on the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Surgical Oncology and has an active research programme.

Nigel Suggett - Clinical Service Lead for General Surgery

Mr Nigel Suggett

BMI Priory Hospital & BMI Edgbaston Hospital

Mr Suggett studied medicine at Oxford University before completing his surgical training in the West Midlands and his higher degree at Birmingham University. He is a consultant and Clinical Service Lead for General Surgery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham and practices at the Priory and BMI Edgbaston hospitals He has a particular interest in complex hernia surgery including massive and unusual hernias, lumbar hernias, parastomal hernias and those associated with intestinal failure attracting tertiary referrals from colleagues at the QE Hospital and elsewhere in the region. He is a fully trained laparoscopic surgeon and offers laparoscopic repairs of inguinal, femoral, incisional and other abdominal wall hernias where appropriate.

Haney Youssef - General Surgeon

Mr Haney Youssef

Spire Little Aston Hospital

Mr Haney Youssef MBChB, PGCertMedEd, MScR, FRCSEd (GenSurg) graduated from the University of Birmingham in 1997 and is a General Surgeon who specialises in a variety of general surgical and bowel operations.
He is particularly trained in performing repairs for a variety of hernias including inguinal, femoral umbilcal, epigastric / ventral hernias (in the upper abdomen) and incisional hernias. He uses a variety of techniques including the use of mesh and/or stitching, as well as keyhole operations where suitable.

Samuel Ford - Consultant Surgeon

Mr Samuel Ford

BMI Priory & BMI Droitwich Spa Hospitals

Mr Samuel Ford is a consultant surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. He graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2001 and undertook specialist surgical training throughout the South West in general and upper GI surgery. Sam was awarded a PhD in cancer biology from the University of Birmingham and his doctoral research was supported by the highly competitive Cancer Research UK Clinical Fellowship. Sam has also undertaken Fellowships in Sarcoma Surgery at the Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori in Milan and as the Royal College of Surgeons Sarcoma Fellow in Birmingham.

Sam is fully trained in laparoscopic and open operating with a specialist interest in complex cancer surgery which often involves major reconstruction of the abdominal and chest wall. Hernia surgery is a significant element to Sam’s practice and he offers repair of large and recurrent incisional hernias as well as inguinal, umbilical, femoral and more unusual hernias of the abdominal wall. He is experienced in laparoscopic techniques for hernia repair and will help decide if your hernia is suitable for this type of surgery.


Mr David McArthur

Spire Parkway Hospital

David McArthur is a Consultant General Surgeon at The Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust.  He qualified in 1998 at the University of Birmingham with Honours in Surgery.  Having completed house-jobs in the Midlands he became a lecturer in anatomy at the University of Birmingham.  Following senior house officer jobs he undertook a period of research into the pathogenesis of colorectal cancer and submitted a thesis for which he was awarded an MD by the University of Warwick.

He undertook registrar training in general and colorectal surgery in the West Midlands, before securing an Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland Fellowship in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery at Leeds.  During this time David gained considerable experience of advanced laparoscopic colorectal and hernia surgery; additionally, he developed a specialist interest in the surgical management of patients with advanced and recurrent rectal cancer.  He has published widely on a variety of colorectal and general surgical conditions, and has presented at numerous international and national meetings.

On completion of his training, David took up post as Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust in July 2011.  He has had a key role in furthering the provision of laparoscopic colorectal surgery at Heartlands Hospital, mentoring six of his Consultant colleagues, and has set up a regional service for patients with locally advanced and recurrent rectal cancer.   He is on the teaching faculty of a number of postgraduate courses and has a continuing interest in clinical research. He is the Trust lead clinician for colorectal cancer and sits on the Council of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland.

David practices at Spire Parkway Hospital Solihull. He has extensive experience managing both simple hernias, and more complex abdominal wall defects. David is a fully trained laparoscopic surgeon, and where possible he repairs hernias, including inguinal, femoral, incisional, parastomal and umbilical, using keyhole techniques.


Mr Max Almond

BMI Priory, BMI Edgbaston & BMI Droitwich Spa Hospitals

Mr Almond works as a Consultant Surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and The Priory Hospital, Birmingham. His NHS and private practice includes assessment and repair of abdominal and groin hernias, including inguinal, femoral, incisional and parastomal hernias. He also specialises in the treatment of hiatal hernias and the assessment of associated conditions including acid reflux and Barrett’s oesophagus. He is highly skilled at both open and laparoscopic (keyhole) hernia repairs including laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery.

Mr Almond completed subspecialty training in upper gastrointestinal and pancreaticobiliary surgery in the West Midlands and then gained further specialist experience in abdominal and retroperitoneal sarcoma surgery through Fellowships to the Istitutio Dei Tumori, Milan and the Royal Marsden Hospital, London. He now performs complex open and laparoscopic treatment of soft tissue sarcomas, neuroendocrine tumours and gastrointestinal stromal tumours, including multivisceral resection and complex pelvic surgery. In addition, he developed highly specialist skills in therapeutic endoscopy through further Fellowships to Harvard University, Boston; the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston; and the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, US.

In 2010 Mr Almond was granted a prestigious Royal College of Surgeons Research Fellowship. He was subsequently awarded a Doctorate of Medicine following his research into Barrett’s oesophagus and early detection of oesophageal cancer. He has published more than 70 research articles and book chapters and has published in the British Journal of Surgery in 2019. Mr Almond is an honorary Clinical Lecturer at the University of Birmingham. He is also a member of the Transatlantic Retroperitoneal Sarcoma Working Group through which he has contributed to international consensus statements and published papers on the management of sarcoma and gastrointestinal stromal tumours.