Men and women of all ages can suffer from a
hernia. The hernia develops from a weakness in the
abdominal wall, and appears as a lump when
standing, or following coughing or straining.
Although the hernia may not be painful, it may
require treatment, as it may get bigger over time,
and become more problematical.
Hernias can be repaired under local anaesthetic
using tension free mesh repair. The advantages of
this treatment are:
The treatment is carried out in the
out-patient department minimising the stay in
Patients with heart or chest problems who
are not suitable for general anaesthetic can
have their hernia repaired.
There is a more rapid return to normal
The probability of the hernia recurring is