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London's Only Specialist Hernia Centre

London Hernia is uniquely placed as the only specialist hernia centre that is part of a private hospital. At the Hernia Unit we specialise in hernia repairs, with all consultations, treatment and surgery performed by our experienced Consultant Surgeons. Our team offer unrivalled experience in treating hernias, including complex cases that have been turned down by other hospitals or surgeons.

Patients can be reassured that the Hernia is part of the St John and St Elizabeth, one of the UK’s leading private hospital with an international reputation stretching back over 160 years. We offer expert repair of your hernia, using the most appropriate methods for your case. Our Consultants have experience performing thousands of surgeries and will advise you of the most appropriate treatment option to achieve the best possible outcome and lowest chance of recurrence. The Hospital is renowned for its extremely high standards in all aspects of healthcare. You can be assured that you are being treated in one of the best hospitals in the world with state of the art facilities and outstanding, dedicated staff.

London Hernia Consultants

The team at Hernia Unit offers unrivalled experience with consultants that are dedicated to the treatment of hernias. This is unique and ensures you receive an unrivaled level of experience and expertise from consultants that have performed countless procedures between them.

Our expertise

The most common location for hernia is the abdomen. The abdominal wall, a sheet of tough muscle and tendon that runs down from the ribs to the legs at the groins, acts as the body’s corset. Its function, amongst other things, is to hold in the abdominal contents, principally the intestines.

If a weakness should open up in that wall, then the corset effect is lost and what pushes against it from the inside (the intestines) simply pushes through the opening. The ensuing bulge, which is often quite visible against the skin, is the hernia.

Our specialist hernia clinic

Our specialist hernia clinic London Hernia offers the finest treatment of hernias, utilising the latest techniques and surgeries, performed by expert Consultant Surgeons with experience performing tens of thousands of hernia surgeries. London Hernia was established as the only specialist hernia clinic that is part of a private hospital.

Being the most experienced specialist centre in the field, our philosophy is a patient centric approach. We aim to fully inform you of your options, and give you all the information you need to come to the best decision for you. Your well-being, comfort and satisfaction are paramount, and our goal is to exceed your expectations in all aspects of your care.

From the time of your first contact with us to your complete recovery, your experience at our hands is tailored to your individual needs. Same day appointments are sometimes available. Contact us today to find the next available appointment and start your road to recovery.


Make an enquiry

If you have any questions relating to treatment options or pricing information, get in touch with us by filling out one of our contact boxes or giving us a call on 020 3370 1014.

Our Appointments Team have a dedicated and caring approach to finding you the earliest appointment possible with the best specialist.

If you are self-paying you don’t need a referral from your GP for a consultation. You can simply refer yourself* and book an appointment.

If you have health insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa Health, Aviva), you will need to contact your insurer to get authorisation before any treatment, and in most cases you will also require a referral letter from your GP.

If you are not registered with a GP, we have an in-house private GP practice you can use. Alternatively, we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstances.

*Please note – for investigations such as X-rays and MRIs, a referral will be required. However, we may be able to arrange this for you through our on-site private GP.

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    Our charity

    St John & St Elizabeth Hospital is a charity, which means that every time you come here for a treatment, you are helping someone less fortunate than yourself.

    Our aim is to care for the sick, whilst using the profits we make to fund our on-site hospice and clinics. We aim to make sure patients receive the support and treatment they need in an environment that is safe and secure, offering the very highest standards of care to all who seek it.

    As a charity, we must operate on a not-for-profit basis and our assets are used for charitable purposes.

    Careers

    Whether you’re looking for clinical, corporate or operational roles, take the next step in your career at St John & St Elizabeth Hospital.

    We pride ourselves on the close-knit community we have at the Hospital, and the development and happiness of our staff. Join a feel-good environment that provides you with opportunities to develop your expertise.

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