THE BIRMINGHAM HERNIA CLINIC
Specialists in Inguinal Hernia repair
Mr Simon Radley
Consultant Surgeon & Director of The Birmingham Hernia Clinic
WOULD PRIVATE TREATMENT FOR YOUR INGUINAL HERNIA BE THE RIGHT SOLUTION FOR YOU?
Having your hernia treated privately means you could have your inguinal hernia operation at a time to suit you.
You don’t need to have private health insurance either, more and more patients are choosing to pay for their own treatment, it’s surprisingly affordable and you could be seen by one of our consultants within days.
While rarely life threatening, an inguinal hernia can severely affect your quality of life. The Birmingham Hernia Clinic can provide an immediate surgical solution from initial consultation to surgery at one of our hospitals . Contact us today for a no obligation quote.
WHAT IS AN INGUINAL HERNIA?
About 27% of males and 3% of females develop a groin hernia at some time in their life. Inguinal hernias are the most common type of groin hernia. They usually appear as a swelling or lump in the groin and as they enlarge may also cause an enlargement of the scrotum in men. Inguinal hernias occur more commonly in the right groin than on the left.
An inguinal hernia is a protrusion of fatty tissue or sometimes a part of the bowel through a weakness in the muscles of the groin in an area known as the inguinal canal.
Inguinal hernias are more common in men and become more common with age. Muscles become weaker with age allowing a hernia to develop. Hernias can occur at any age and there may be a genetic reason why some individuals might be prone to developing one particularly at a young age. Sometimes a hernia can appear suddenly and may be caused by a period of excessive straining such as with heavy lifting, straining to go the the toilet i.e. constipation or with a prolonged cough.
Symptoms are present in about two thirds of affected people. This may include pain or discomfort especially with coughing, exercise, or bowel movements. The swelling often appears on exertion and tends to disappear when lying down. Most people describe their symptoms including the swelling as getting worse throughout the day but go away after a nights sleep.
INGUINAL HERNIA REPAIR
INGUINAL HERNIA REPAIR LAPAROSCOPIC
The vast majority of Hernia cases are straightforward and the prices above are what you can expect to pay.
Our prices include the initial consultation, the operation to repair your hernia including all hospital costs as well as one follow up visit to see your consultant.
What our Patients say
Find out what patients like you think of the service at The Birmingham Hernia Clinic.
I had an hernia operation around 10 years ago, following which I then began to develop a bulge the opposite side of my groin so I was aware that it was another hernia that would eventually need medical attention.”
I am recovering well after my hernia operation, and am very happy with the treatment that I received with Mr Simon Radley and would happily recommend him to anyone seeking similar treatment.”
"I would highly recommend Mr Radley, thanks to him I am flying to Italy to play in an International tournament- which with just over 3 months since my hernia operation is fantastic."
"I have a manual job moving 20 tonnes of beer every day which doesn't combine well with an umbilical hernia! Everything is now perfect after my hernia operation. Mr Radley did a great job, thank you."