Procedure

A hernia operation can be performed under either local or general anaesthetic. The surgeon will prescribe what is best for you. At Probus Surgical Centre this operation is performed under local anaesthetic.

An incision is made measuring six to ten centimetres long above the groin.

Local anaesthetic is injected into the area of the cut. One of the muscle layers is opened and the hernia is then carefully put back in place and a repair is made to strengthen the weakened area. The repair can consist of two or more layers of stitches or by stitching a plastic mesh over the whole area. Both of these methods give very good lasting results. Once again the surgeon will decide what is required depending on what type of hernia he finds.

Local anaesthetic procedure:

PLEASE NOTE: General anaesthetic and Laparoscopic surgery are also options but these are not available at Probus surgical Centre. If you wish to have either a general anaesthetic or laparoscopic surgery, please contact us on 01726 885104.

PRE-OP INFORMATION:

Our Practice Nurse will telephone you 3-7 days prior to your operation to discuss your pre-op care.

Please take a bath or shower prior to the operation – Please follow our shaving instructions before you attend.

On the day, you can have a light meal up to 2 hours before your operation. You may be given a Voltarol suppositories prior to your operation.

 IF you are on warfarin, clopidgogrel or dipyridamole (persantin) please contact our surgical team for further information prior to your operation.

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