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Mesh Free Repair

It is routine to use mesh in inguinal hernia repair. However, recently there has been renewed interest in mesh free hernia repair. We are proud to offer patients the option of mesh free minimally invasive repairs. Both techniques have their advantages and the best option will depend on individual circumstances. Please discuss the pros and cons with your Consultant.

What is mesh free repair?

Mesh free repair, also known as Desarda repair, uses a strip of tendon or aponeurosis taken from the outer layer of the three muscle layers of the patient’s abdominal wall. The patient’s own tissue is then used to repair the inguinal canal.

Who is suitable for mesh free repair?

Not all patients or hernias are suitable for this method. Patients with large or long-standing hernias with some loss of tissue or scar tissue are usually not able to be repaired without mesh. Elderly patients with poor tissue quality may also not be suitable.

Your surgeon will therefore be able to assess, guide and recommend the appropriate treatment method for your personal case.

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Hernia Clinic

The Hernia Unit provides comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of all hernia types and can offer a number of surgery options depending on the individual needs of each patient.

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Patient information

Our Hospital is renowned for providing exemplary levels of care across more than 90 services. From orthopaedics, to urology, our private GP practice and Urgent Care Clinic, our services are led by some of London’s leading Consultants. For more information, and to find a service suitable for your care, find out more about the services that we offer.

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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