Q14. What is the treatment for a hernia?

A14. At one time, people with a hernia were advised to wear a truss to help support the area but that is no longer the case.

These days surgery is the recommended form of treatment. There are two types of surgical procedure for repairing a hernia which are:

  • Open mesh repair
  • Keyhole surgery

Open surgery is the more commonly undertaken surgery but keyhole surgery is becoming increasingly popular due to the fact that it means a smaller incision, less pain after surgery and a faster recovery period.

Hernia repair surgery can be performed under a local anaesthetic or a general and only takes around 45 minutes. It can be done as ‘day surgery’which means that you will be able to return home on the same day.

Find out more about hernia repair surgery in our treatment hernias section.

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