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Hernia Repair Hernia Surgery
“Extremely clean, tidy and organised Hospital. Staff were all well dressed, well trained, very polite and calming. My post op visit was very reassuring, I have felt extremely well looked after, a first class experience.”Mrs C
“I was very pleased with everything at Baddow Hospital and I would be more than happy to return (if necessary) Thank you all so much”Mr G
“I have never been in an environment where I have left so comfortable and at ease prior to any treatment. All staff well and truly magnificent, cheerful and pleasant manner and a credit to your company.”Mr L
“ I had expected a 6-8 week wait with the NHS, I was booked in for my procedure within 2 weeks. Superb and excellent facilities, felt like being in a hotel.”Mrs E
“I was warmly greeted by lovely receptionists. The Waiting area was light and airy with todays Newspapers at hand with plenty of tea, coffee and water facilities.”Mrs K
“Very clean, friendly staff. Will not be going back to NHS, very impressed with the level of service and care.”Mrs J
Hernia Repair at Baddow Hospital

Hernia Surgery

Baddow Hospital perform three types of Hernia Surgery:

1. Open Mesh Repair

The most commonly performed repair is a mesh repair where an incision is made in the groin and the hernia bulge is found, tied off and a synthetic mesh placed around it to strengthen the abdominal wall and prevent it happening again. This surgery is generally carried out under general anaesthetic.

However, an inguinal hernia repair can be made under a local anaesthetic if this is your preference or if you are advised to do so because of your particular circumstances.

2. Laparoscopic Hernia Repair (TAPP)

With a Transabdominal Pre-Peritoneal Repair (TAPP) a small incision is made and a telescope inserted into your abdomen so the hernia sac can be identified. The hernia sac is tidied away and mesh placed behind the peritoneum to close the hernia hole.

The fundamental difference between a TAPP and TEP will be explained to you by your Consultant Surgeon but, in simple terms, the TAPP procedure involves more activity inside your abdomen whereas the TEP procedure has the advantage of less abdominal activity but is slightly more complicated.

3. Endoscopic Hernia Repair (TEP)

Totally Extaperitoneal Repair (TEP) is a minimal access technique where a small incision is made below the umbilicus and a camera is passed into a space behind the abdominal muscles but in front of the peritoneum (the difference between a TAPP). The hernia sac is then tidied away and a mesh is placed over the hernia hole.

This is a more complicated procedure than the TAPP repair but generally has less post-operative pain and complications than an open repair. The TEP technique is not commonly used for exceptionally large hernias.

Where required, , General Surgeon at Baddow Hospital, can perform a hernia procedure under local anaesthetic. Please call for more information.

Our Hernia Repiar Consultants


Before Surgery:

Your Baddow Hospital Consultant Surgeon will give you advice about which medication needs to be continued or stopped prior to the procedure but generally:

  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight on the night before, although you may take small sips of water until about two hours before your operation.
  • You will need to be accompanied home by an adult and you should not drive yourself.

What our patients say

“I had a wonderful level of care. Nurses, Anaesthetist and Consultant were all fantastic. Surgery went well so I am extremely happy. Receptionists were also very helpful and friendly.”

Mrs G

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