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Private Hernia Surgery

An (incomplete) list of private hernia surgery facilities in the UK in alphabetical order. If you want to be added to the list complete our Form.

Baddow Hospital   Chelmsford, Essex
British Hernia Centre London
Foscote Private Hospital  Banbury,  Oxfordshire
Hernia Surgery Scotland  Edinburgh
London Hernia   London
Mark Tomlinson  Lancaster
Oaks Hospital   Colchester, Essex
Oxford Hernia Clinic  Oxford
The Holly Private Hospital Buckhurst Hill, Essex

Some thoughts on the economic case for private surgery...
Prices start from £1850 - £2500 depending on the type of procedure. Regency Health quote £2,500 for Hernia Repair (Sunday Times 15th April 2018). We also know that the average salary in the UK is £27,600 at time of writing (January 2018), so...

Given that you may in pain or incapacitated and unable to earn for several months while waiting for a National Health Service operation, private surgery makes economic sense for any waiting list longer than a month for the average employed person (£27,600/12) = £2,300.

To support this we know from patient feedback that Inguinal hernia surgery is far and away beneficial to patient outcomes:
    'Its one of the operations that I do that people seem to derive the most benefit from, in terms of improving their symptoms'
     - Dr Jonathan Earnshaw Consultant Surgeon at Cheltenham General Hospital.

Not only will you typically be able to have faster surgery, but your surgeon may well be a specialist hernia surgeon.  This is important given that lack of hernia surgery expertise is mentioned in at least one academic study as a factor in recurrence rates -specialist expertise matters.

Our own personal conclusion:
If you are working, it doesn't take much of an economic case to justify a private operation, especially if you are in pain. If you are retired and relatively fit having a hernia operation now may be good planning for the future when other ailments may complicate a relatively straight-forward operation. You are more likely to be operated on by an experienced surgeon doing hernia repair (herniorrhaphy or hernioplasty) regularly with private hernia surgery.

N.B. This is personal, non-medical commentary. Blueray Pharma Ltd receives no referral fee, affiliate link or any business benefit from any organisations mentioned in this list.