This involves groin hernia (inguinal / femoral), belly button (umbilical) hernia and hernia related to previous operations (incisional hernia). I specialise in performing hernia repair using laparoscopic (Keyhole) technique. Some patients may not be suitable for keyhole repair and I will discuss this with you in detail at the formal consultation.
Most patients go home the same day, and generally require two weeks off work (depending on the nature of your work).I almost always use a mesh to repair a hernia. If you are concerned about the use of mesh, I will be very happy to discuss this at length at the appointment.
You may find it useful to read this document from the British Hernia Society: