Epigastric Hernia Repair (adult)

Epigastric Hernia Repair (adult)

£1,964.00

An epigastric hernia is where fat pushes out through a weakness in the wall of your abdomen between your umbilicus (belly button) and sternum and forms a lump. The most common symptom is pain caused by the fat being pinched by your abdominal wall.

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Description

The operation is usually performed under a general anaesthetic. The operation usually takes about 30 minutes.

Your surgeon will make a cut over the hernia and free up the ‘hernial sac’.

If only fat is pushing through, your surgeon will either remove the fat or push it back.

If contents of your abdomen are also pushing through, they will place the contents back inside your abdomen.

Your surgeon will close the weak spot with strong stitches or a synthetic mesh (for larger hernias).

How to be referred

? You can access treatment either as a self-paying patient, a privately insured patient or as an NHS patient. In all cases, just ask your GP to refer you to St Hugh's Hospital. Once you have been referred for treatment by your GP, if it’s convenient, you can book your appointment before you leave the practice. They will send the appointment booking to us electronically and give you a copy of the details. If you need to consult your diary or would like time to consider your options, you will be sent an appointment request letter so you can book an appointment at a later date. As soon as you have attended your appointment , your treatment will proceed from there. If you have any queries regarding patient referrals please call our Choose and Book team on 01472 251100 and select extension 3307 or 3349.