Private hernia operation costs explained

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Hernias can cause discomfort and pain, not to mention stopping us from doing the things we love. Choosing private hernia removal is a great option if you’re looking for fast treatment at a time that suits you.

In this blog, we share everything you need to know about private hernia operation costs. This will help you compare prices, understand how payment works, and get the right treatment for your hernia.

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How much does a hernia operation cost in the UK?

Here’s a general overview of the average prices you can expect to pay for private hernia surgery in the UK:

  • Inguinal hernia repair: £2,500 to £5,000
  • Umbilical hernia: £2,000 to £4,000
  • Femoral hernia: £3,000 to £6,000
  • Incisional hernia: £3,000 to £6,000

These prices typically cover the surgical procedure itself, hospital fees, surgeon fees, anaesthesia, and initial post-operative care. However, before you pull the trigger on a treatment plan, it’s important to confirm exactly what’s included in the quoted price. This will help avoid any nasty surprises.

The cost of private hernia operations can vary depending on the following factors:

  • type of hernia: different types of hernias may require a range of surgical techniques and resources, affecting the overall cost
  • location: private hospitals and surgeons set their own fees, which can vary based on location
  • diagnostic tests: before surgery, diagnostic tests such as ultrasound or MRI may be required to confirm the hernia and assess its severity. Sometimes these aren’t included in the quoted price
  • post-operative care: the cost may also include follow-up appointments, medications, and any necessary clothing or equipment.

Comparing hernia surgery costs near you

As we’ve mentioned, hernia treatment prices can depend on where you are located in the UK, or which healthcare provider you choose.

Take a look at our hernia treatment price comparison for more insight:

Healthcare providerConsultation feePrice of hernia surgeryTotal
Practice Plus Group£95£2,999£3,094
Circle Health Groupfrom £200from £3,000from £3,200
Nuffield Healthfrom £150from £3,685£3,835
Spire Healthcare£200£4,285£4,485

While cost is an important factor, it’s equally important to consider the quality of care provided by the hospital and surgeon. Researching reviews and reputation can help ensure you receive the best possible treatment.

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“All the staff were brilliant; they were polite, helpful, and couldn’t have done more…I can’t recommend Practice Plus Group enough. Everything they did was excellent.”

Peter Sykes, Practice Plus Group hernia patient, St Marys Portsmouth

Hernia treatment prices at Practice Plus Group

At Practice Plus Group, hernia repair surgery costs £2,999 and is available at the following UK locations:

  • Barlborough
  • Emersons Green
  • Ilford
  • St Mary’s Portsmouth
  • Plymouth
  • Shepton Mallet
  • Southampton
  • Gillingham
  • Devizes

The cost of £2,999, plus £95 for your initial consultation, includes everything from pre-operative tests to follow up appointments. You won’t find any hidden costs here!

What’s included?

The cost of your treatment and initial consultation includes:

  • any blood tests you may need
  • scans
  • hospital stays (if necessary)
  • access to an experienced consultant
  • access to our excellent care and facilities.

The benefits of having a private hernia operation

Getting treated privately for hernia surgery comes with multiple benefits. We’ve listed the main ones below:

Ways to pay

If you’re concerned about covering the cost of your hernia surgery, don’t worry! The following contains the ways of paying:

  • insurance coverage: some private health insurance plans may cover part or all of the costs associated with your hernia surgery. It’s worth checking with your provider to understand your coverage.
  • finance options: spread the cost of surgery over time to make it more manageable
  • pay for yourself: use savings or money put aside to cover the costs yourself and get fast access to high-quality treatment.

Booking your hernia operation

If you feel ready to make the change and take back control of your health, we’re ready and waiting for any questions you may have about booking your hernia surgery.

Get in touch with our team or complete an enquiry form to start your journey.

We’ll get you booked into a private hospital of your choice for an initial consultation and, if you’re fit for surgery, get you booked in for your procedure 4-6 weeks later.

Hernia operation pricing FAQs

Haven’t found the answer to your question? Read our frequently asked questions below or get in touch with our friendly customer care team.

What is the average cost of hernia surgery in the UK?

Private hernia surgery in the UK typically costs up to £4,500.

Is it expensive to fix a hernia?

The cost of fixing a hernia can vary depending on the type of hernia, the chosen treatment approach, healthcare provider fees, and geographic location.

At Practice Plus Group, we’re proud to offer affordable hernia operation prices that never compromise on quality of care.

While hernia surgery can be a significant investment for some, the relief from symptoms and potential complications make it hugely beneficial.

Does the NHS fund hernia operations?

Hernia repair surgery is a common procedure and is available through the NHS for those who meet certain criteria.

However, the availability of surgery through the NHS may depend on the severity of the hernia, the impact on your quality of life, and the availability of resources. In many cases, patients may need to be referred by their GP to a specialist for assessment.

We accept NHS referrals at Practice Plus Group hospitals.

What does hernia surgery involve?

We specialise in laparoscopic hernia repair (keyhole surgery) and open hernia repair.

During surgery, the surgeon will make a small incision near the hernia and push the protruding tissue or organ back into its proper position. The weakened muscle or tissue is then repaired, typically using stitches or a synthetic mesh to reinforce the area and prevent the hernia from recurring.

Erika Birgiolaite


Ms Erika Birgiolaite qualified at Lithuanian University of Health Sciences in 2014. She undertook surgical training in LUHS hospital Kauno Klinikos which she completed in 2019. Major focus of her training was inflammatory bowel disease and laparoscopic colorectal and abdominal surgery. In addition she attended surgical training course in Davos Switzerland and EAES laparoscopic surgery safety course. After her training Ms Birgiolaite worked as a consultant general surgeon in a regional hospital, where she focused on urgent and trauma surgery, laparoscopic and open hernia repair and anorectal diseases.
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