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Incisional Hernia

Incisional Hernia Symptoms

An incisional hernia occurs in the scar following a previous operation. Incisional hernia occur for a number of reasons: The wound may have become infected after surgery, the stitches may have failed, or the repair may have gradually weakend over time.

Incisional hernia's often become quite large and uncomfortable. Because of their site and position (often in midline) they are usually repaired under general anaesthetic.

The repair can be by a keyhole laparoscopc operation or by an open mesh repair. It will depend upon the position, size and reducibilty (how easily it goes back in) as to which operation is possible.

Excellent results are possible, even in very large and difficult hernias. For this kind of hernia we will always want to see you in clinic before deciding what operation is best for you.

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Patient Comments:

  • Simply Brilliant
  • 11/5/2016 9:54 AM
  • I had the hernia a problem for maybe 4 years? I thought I would have the problem for life. Now I have almost no pain and this feels wonderful.
  • 27/4/2016 5:07 PM
  • First class in every way.
  • 22/4/2016 8:50 AM
  • Already recommended it to everyone with a hernia and even suggested it to friends with sexual dysfunction and gammy toes. That's how good it was.....
  • 21/4/2016 3:38 PM
  • Very friendly and efficient throughout.
  • 30/1/2016 3:59 AMM
  • Very happy with everything. What I was told before the operation, was exactly what I experienced during and after the operation.
  • 31/1/2016 7:02 AM
  • An original approach to dealing with a surgical problem, which led to a swift resolution to a worrying issue. Well done Dr. Greg and the Hernia Clinic.
  • 10/12/2015 5:23 PM
  • I was very impressed with the efficient, professional and friendly service I received from reception to leaving. The operation was completely painless and managed to travel back to Birmingham pain free.
  • 12/10/2015 4:02 PM
  • Everybody was great.
  • 10/12/2015 12:54 PM
  • The surgeon spotted a feature of my anatomy that is apparently very rare and could affect recovery. Thanks to his extensive experience and the use of a local anaesthetic he was able to tell me at the time what he'd found and what I should do about it to ensure a full recovery. More important, the procedure is superbly designed to maximize the effectiveness of the intervention and minimize the impact on patients - very convenient to be a day patient and have the operation done under local anaesthetic
  • 16/11/2015 10:40 PM
  • I would like to thank Mr Sadler, Dr Stoneham and the nursing team for making the whole experience so smooth and angst-free. Their slick, professional and friendly approach was a real delight. I know it was all over in a couple of hours, but I really felt that everyone was determined to make the whole experience as pleasant as possible. I was very impressed.
  • RR South Oxfordshire 10/9/2015
  • I was delighted with the whole experience, thank you
  • ARH, Wallingford 28/9/2015
  • Mr Sadler and his team were professional and caring. They provided reassurance for a nervous patient!
  • S.A. North West London. 21/9/2015
  • Back to Scuba Diving in no time at all! Many Thanks to all @ The Oxford Hernia Clinic.
  • Rob, Canterbury. 30/8/2015
  • I travelled from my home in the Caribbean to be treated by the Oxford Hernia Clinic. It was an excellent experience and worth every penny of the cost and time taken.
  • Dr Alan K. 25/8/2015
  • All fantastic, just wish I was a better at healing. Many thanks 825/8/2015
  • Staff were very friendly and courteous. Procedure was stress free. Would recommend. 11/5/2015
  • No improvements necessary, as far as I am concerned: all the staff are a credit to the medical profession. Almost an enjoyable experience, which was fully explained both in advance at at the time, and the results truely excellent - beyond expectation.
  • Paul, Bournemouth. 16/3/2015
  • You did what you promised correctly and charged what only what you said you would. Today, this puts you in the top league...
  • Anon. 26/2/2015
  • I was very satisfied with the whole experience from start to finish. Thank you.
  • Clive, Rickmansworth. 21/2/2015
  • A highly satisfactory experience overall, both in terms of the hospital visit and the final result of the repair. Why would anyone ever do this under general anaesthetic any more ?!
  • A.J, Thame. 15/2/2015
  • Online feedback would settle pre-op nerves as you offer a first class service...!:)
  • Anon. 12/2/2015
  • Very satisfied over all, and would like to give Mr. Sadler an added compliment for his prompt response to post operative queries and emails. Over all very positive experience. Thank You
  • Joseph, London. 12/2/2015
  • This was a very fast, efficient and professional service. Thanks very much.
  • Bob, East Grinstead, West Sussex. 6/2/2015
  • Excellent treatment all round!
  • Anon. 6/2/2015
  • It must be very difficult to improve your services, as in my experience, your running an extremely great hospital, and I can't see how you would improve. Thank you again. Kind regards.
  • Christopher, Berks. 2/2/2015
  • It sounds strange but it was a pleasant experience. Greg, Mark and Mike were such bright, sparky and kind people. It was a pleasure to be the recipient of their expert attention. As you have probably gathered I am over the moon with the results.
  • Francis, Oxford. 21/1/2015