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Any patient who has had a hernia repaired at The British Hernia Centre is invited to post comments on his/her experience on this blog. It is intended to be a guide for others who are contemplating having their hernia repaired.

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115 thoughts on “Patients’ Reviews, Blog & Comments

  1. AvatarJP said:

    The whole experience of having my hernia repair was first rate, from start to finish. I have nothing but praise for everyone involved in the administration and medical procedures. My recovery following initial inconvenience common with any operation was quite swift and trouble free. I would have no hesitation in recommending treatment at the British Hernia Centre.

  2. AvatarJK said:

    You provided exactly what I expected from your website. The whole process was extremely efficient, pain free and conducted in a very friendly atmosphere. Normality returned in about 5 days.

    Since the op I have resumed gardening, DIY, and driven 2,424 miles on a 3 week tour of Ireland!

    I am a really happy ‘customer’ who would recommend you to anyone I meet in similar circumstances to mine. Praise be that I don’t get another hernia, but if I do I will be in touch for further treatment and help.

    Thanks for everything.

  3. AvatarRP said:

    I had a massive hiatus hernia with both my stomach and spleen herniated into my chest. I had trouble eating and breathing properly. In Leicester, where I live, the surgeon was going to open a 10 inch scar I had from another type of rare hernia. I didn’t want this so I got in touch with the British Hernia Centre.

    Three weeks ago I had my operation, which was done laparoscopically (keyhole)! The surgeon I had was just brilliant! I’d like to thank him and all the staff on level 2 for looking after me so well. I’m actually enjoying eating again and my breathing is wonderful, I’d forgotten what is was like to do these two things normally. So thank you all so much for giving me back a normal life.

    • AvatarBritish Hernia Centre said:

      It is hard for people to understand how much pleasure WE get from words like yours. Achieving these results is why we get out of bed in the morning!

    • AvatarHazel Parsons said:

      I just wish I had the funds. I have a massive hiatus hernia where most of my stomach is in my chest. Breathing is uncomfortably painful after eating and I cannot walk any distance but I’ve still got to wait another 7 weeks before my operation and that’s on NHS

  4. AvatarLW said:

    It is now 3 weeks since my operation and all is going to plan (exactly as you said it would), with no complications or problems whatsoever.

    I have been trekking in the hills each day for the last week and have started running again after a gentle build up without any problems or restrictions.

    Once again many thanks for your care and attention and please extend my best wishes to your team.

    I now look forward to some good mountains in the near future. You made this possible.

  5. AvatarH N said:

    Never in history has a surgeon done a 100% operation ie. complete perfection in both the operation and recovery. Thanks to the Almighty, I am that man.

    As soon as the operation was completed, I had no pain whatsoever, I had complete movement immediately after the operation, could tie my shoelaces, bend down without any pain, etc. i even danced in my room.

    I cannot thank you enough. The surgeon was SUPERB together with the other members of the team. The nurses were suberb. basically, I am your best advert to the public/outside world. It was awesome. In fact, it was as if I never had an operation!!!! Everyone in my community couldn’t believe my miraculous recovery, etc.

    Keep up the great work. The best deserves the best, I am more than prepared to spread the word worldwide. Don’t blame me when you will expand so greatly, you won’t be able to cope!!! I owe it to you.

    • AvatarThe British Hernia Centre said:

      We suppose this could be described as a ‘satisfied customer’.

  6. AvatarA M said:

    I had surgery about 6 months ago to repair an Inguinal Hernia which had become very large over some 2 1/2 years following diagnosis by my G P. My local hospital said that I needed surgery, but I was simply left on the waiting list. It was seriously affecting my life, limiting what I could do, and I was in considerable discomfort.

    I decided that I would have the procedure done privately by the British Hernia Centre, and consider it the best decision I have ever taken.

    Weeks after the surgery I was able to do a cross country walk of around 15 miles without any problem. I am 67 years old, and I suspect this is the reason that my local hospital did not treat my case with any degree of urgency.

    I have nothing but praise for the surgeon and nurses at the British Hernia Centre who treated me. Thank you all.

  7. AvatarK E said:

    At the age of 86, I discovered a hernia on the left side of my abdomen, probably caused by overdoing deadlifts at the gym. It was the first health problem I had encountered for over 20 years. In some despair I typed “hernia” on my computer and found The British Hernia Centre. It was, for me, an answer to prayer.

    I telephoned the Centre on Friday, there was a cancellation the following morning and by Saturday evening I was home again with the procedure completed.

    I have nothing but praise for the skill of my surgeon and anaesthetist and for the care of the nursing staff.

    • AvatarThe British Hernia Centre said:

      If you carry on doing deadlifts at the gym for another 30 years you will live to a fine old age! The hernia repair will certainly not stop you.

  8. AvatarMR said:

    Thank you for your kind care and attention and for giving me back my body!

    I will highly, HIGHLY recommend you and all the staff at The British Hernia Centre.

  9. AvatarBW said:

    I would like to express my gratitude to you all, especially the surgeon and the team, for your superb service.

    Every aspect of my experience was a pleasure, from ward care to surgery, post operation and recovery.

    It was a joy to know I was being taken care of by such a professional and good humoured team.
    I will not hesitate in recommending The British Hernia Centre.

  10. AvatarMF said:

    Thank you so much for a fantastic piece of surgery. Thank you to all the team.

    Three months on and everything has settled.

    • • No swelling,
    • • No pain,
    • • No infection,
    • • No irritation,
    • • No abnormalities and
    • • Full sensitivity returned beneath the scar.

    Surgical perfection.

    What a wonderful job! I thank you for your great understanding, care and expertise.

    All I can say is well done to you and everyone at the The British Hernia Centre.

    With best wishes to you all.

  11. AvatarSD said:

    Thanks for the great work , I’m very active , living life to the fullest.

    The “wait and see” policy is absurd, why wait in pain, and have it get worse? I’m VERY pleased with my decision to travel from Aruba to the UK , and had you all perform my operation, please thank everyone for me.

    I know you are the best and are innovative and are interested in patient feedback.

  12. AvatarRobert H said:

    It’s now been 6 months since my operation, I’m male and in my early 30s. Like many people browsing this site you’ll be wondering if it’s better to leave it and do nothing. I just wanted to reassure you that having it done is the best decision. No more worrying about it getting worse.

    I had a great experience from the pre-op consultations through to the quality of the hospital on the day and the after care, they have time for your concerns and put me at ease. I was home the next day, back at work within 2 weeks (could have gone sooner). I am now back to intensive cycling every weekend with only a small scar to show for the operation. I would recommend you contact them.

  13. AvatarRandy B (From the USA) said:

    This past summer while working on my farm, a bulge appeared in my abdomen. I immediately went to my doctor and found that I had bilateral inguinal hernias (a ‘double hernia’). I was then scheduled for surgery here in North Carolina. I have Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance but my cost after co-insurance and deductible was still going to be almost $5,000. This laparoscopic procedure was also going to keep me from any lifting and exercise for several weeks. I started researching if there was any better procedure and also a less expensive alternative.

    To my luck, I found the British Hernia Center. They had a different procedure that was done under local anesthesia and had very little down time. Their cost was only £3,500 or around $5,300 total [both hernias]. They also take Blue Cross Insurance. After verifying everything with my insurance, I was on my way to London in less than two weeks. I used air miles so the flight cost was less than $100 round trip.

    We booked a bed and breakfast near the hospital. I was tested for MRSA the next morning. We went back to the hospital that afternoon and had the procedure. Four hours later (including cab ride) we were back at our bed and breakfast. The hospital was immaculate and the staff very kind and professional. The next afternoon, I spent six hours touring London with my wife. The following morning we took a bus to Southampton and went on a ten night Baltic Cruise. Two days into the cruise we rented bicycles in Copenhagen and spent the day touring. I could also handle my luggage on the way to the ship.

    All and all, we flew to London had the surgery, toured London, went on a 10 night Cruise and still saved a few thousand dollars.

    I would highly recommend anyone with a hernia to go to The British Hernia Center for the best hernia repair possible. I am eight months out now and have experienced no complications and only minor soreness for the first few days after the initial procedure.

  14. AvatarIan L said:

    I incurred a Hernia as a sporting injury. Whilst working very long hours in the City (for an extremely high profile fund manager) I found that surgery could wait no longer. I needed to ensure that I was fit and back to work as quickly as possible.

    I did thorough research, and I did not hesitate to book myself in for hernia surgery with The British Hernia Centre. The confidence and care that I received from my surgeon and the staff at the hospital has been brilliant. The repair performed has been faultless for many years. You could not wish for better.

  15. AvatarSam said:

    In 2002, I traveled from New York to have my inguinal hernia repaired at the BHC.

    I had wonderful care, a rapid recovery, and have had a trouble-free repair for more than 12 years. I also got to do some sightseeing just 24 hours after surgery.

    Going to the BHC was one of the best choices I have ever made. Thanks!!!

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