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When you are suffering from a painful hernia and require medical attention without having to wait for an appointment in the NHS, Mr Khaira is the provider you need. 

​You can be assured – Mr Khaira has a commitment to excellence when it comes to the level of care he provides

General/Local Anaesthetic

Mr Khaira is able to repair your hernia under a general anaesthetic and, if you prefer and the hernis is suitable, under a local anaesthetic. 

 

Mr Khaira teaches local anaesthetic techniques to other surgeons.

Open or 'keyhole' surgery?

Hernias can be repaired using open surgery (cut over the hernia) or 'keyhole' surgery (small cuts and using a camera inside the abdomen). 

 

Mr Khaira will discuss these choices with you.

Inguinal hernia

These groin hernias are very common and can affect any age. They are more common in men. Often you may be able to push them back in.

 

If they are causing you discomfort get them seen and repaired.

 

If they are not causing any symptoms, you may not be able to get treatment in the NHS but an argument can be made to get them repaired to avoid future problems.

Femoral hernia

These are also found in the groin as a lump that cannot be pushed back in. They are more common in women.

 

Because they come through a tight opening, they are at higher risk of strangulation and should be repaired quickly.

Umbilical hernia

These hernias appear in ot next to the belly-button. They are often caused by puttin on too much weight.

 

Most of them contain fat only but can strangulate.

 

Repair can be carried out with permanent stitches if they are small or with mesh if larger.

Incisional
hernia

These occur at sites of previous abdominal surgery and are near the original scar. They are common and can be painful or cause blockage in the bowel.

 

They are best repaired by experts in this particular form of hernia repair.

Epigastric hernia

These are small hernias in the midline of the upper abdomen. They are often present from birth but get bigger and symptomatic with time.

 

They can be repaired with permanent stitching or with mesh.

Divarication of the recti

This is an odd condition that is often mistaken for a hernia. The central portion fo the abdomen bulges forwards when you try to sit up.

 

This is not a true hernia but a weakness in the abdominal wall. 

 

They do not need to be repaired and will not cause you any harm.