umbilical hernia repair

 Private Umbilical Hernia Repair

When your doctor confirms the presence of an umbilical hernia, what should you do next?

While most hernias occur in older adult generations, umbilical hernias are most common in infants and young children. So, is your little one suffering from the pain and discomfort of an umbilical hernia and have they been advised by a doctor to go for an umbilical hernia operation? 


Seeing any child in pain can be heartbreaking, so doubtless, you’ll want to get it fixed as soon as possible. Waiting lists for NHS treatment can be extremely long. In this case, private umbilical hernia repair could be your best option.

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Arrange your consultation by calling 0116 265 3044 or by filling out the contact form on this page.

Umbilical hernias occur around the navel/umbilicus and are very common at birth. Most umbilical hernias in infants can be left untreated, however you may be advised to have surgery if the problem has not resolved itself by the time your child is 3 or 4. Life threatening emergencies, such as bowel obstruction and strangulation of part of the bowel can arise from leaving a large umbilical hernia untreated, so it’s important to get it sorted out when it’s needed.


  • Small umbilical hernias (less than a few centimetres) can usually be left alone, however umbilical hernia treatment through an umbilical hernia operation can be recommended by a doctor when they cause painful symptoms. 


  • Larger hernias (measuring over 5 cm in diameter) should be repaired by an umbilical hernia surgeon, as they will gradually get bigger and eventually cause considerable pain, if they aren’t already.

Book a consultation today and be pain-free within 2 weeks

  • Surgery usually takes place in less than 1 hour 
  • Same day surgery and exit from hospital
  • Fast recovery using the least invasive method of surgery
  • Private room
  • Free WiFi/satellite TV
  • Allocated named nurse
  • Specialist anaesthetist
  • Skype consultations available

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    Glenn Murray

    Brighton Albion

    "Glenn was able to resume training and for the first time in two years, run and kick freely. The end result was his best season ever as Albion won League One and he scored 22 goals. Now it was the adulation of the Seagulls’ fans echoing around the ground."

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    ``Undergoing surgery is a daunting prospect for most people. I am dedicated to providing my patients with the best possible care, and I believe that understanding the process is as vital to the service I deliver as the diagnosis and surgery itself.``Professor David LLoyd, MB, BS (Lond), FRCS (England), MD (Leics)
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    Why you should consider umbilical hernia surgery

    • The operation will permanently cure the pain you experience from your hernia
    • Removes the risk of any further complications such strangulation and further growth
    • Very quick and extremely safe, routine procedure using keyhole surgery, minimising the risk of scarring and considerably reducing postoperative pain.
    • Dissolvable stitches allow you to return to normal activities within a few days after surgery, minimising disruption to your routine lifestyle.

    Why you should consider a private umbilical hernia procedure over NHS

    • No long waiting period from consultation to surgery. The waiting time can be as little as 2 weeks.
    • Highly skilled, specialist anaesthetist on hand throughout the procedure to ensure full recovery post-op.
    • World renowned and highly experienced specialist surgeon, Professor David Lloyd has undertaken more than 10,000 successful laparoscopic procedures.
    • Comfortable, private recovery room with free Wi-Fi and satellite TV plus allocated named nurse to assist you. Excellent support, post-op and great aftercare service.

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    Start Your Journey To Eliminate Your Pain

    Send your enquiry directly to Professor Lloyd & the team. We promise to respond to your enquiry within 2 hours (Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm).

    A fully qualified, highly experienced, world-renowned hernia surgeon at your service

    Why wait 18 weeks or more on the NHS, when your child could be pain-free within just 2 weeks when you opt for private umbilical hernia repair?


    Professor David Lloyd is a world-renowned, leading UK surgeon who has more than 20 years of surgical experience and has performed thousands of umbilical hernia operations in his time. 


    He is also a contributor to world hernia standards and the British & American National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines on keyhole surgery, as well as running courses on hernia treatment for other consultants and being a frequent speaker at the European Hernia Society.

    Small hernias can be worked on by an umbilical hernia surgeon through a small incision around the umbilicus, meaning the procedure of umbilical hernia repair without mesh is carried out, although the philosophy on this may change. 


    Larger hernias and those which come back (recurrent hernias) can be treated with open umbilical hernia repair or laparoscopic umbilical hernia repair, using a mesh. An umbilical hernia operation usually only takes 20-30 minutes and is carried out under general anaesthetic.


    Complications with the operation are uncommon and your child should be able to go home the same day, returning to school after 1-2 weeks.

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    What to do now…

    Simply call 0116 265 3044 and book your consultation or just complete the enquiry form here.


    When you book your child’s Umbilical hernia treatment at the centrally located, fully refurbished Nuffield Health Hospital or the Spire Leicester Hospital, you can not only expect reduced waiting times, but the best standards of care and treatment.