This section provides information for patients undergoing common hernia operation of the groin. Mr Griffiths performs both keyhole and laparoscopic operations for common hernias and is a specialist hernia surgeon who is a member of the British Hernia Society.
British Hernia Society patient information sheet on groin hernia surgery
This is a comprehensive patient information sheet on groin hernias (these are inguinal and femoral hernias). It is produced by the ‘British Hernia Society’ and contains information regarding what a hernia is, surgical options (keyhole and open surgery information) and risks of the procedures.
British Hernia Society Patient Information
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Groin hernias can be repaired in different ways:
By using traditional open surgery or ‘keyhole’ / minimal invasive surgery. Their are pros and cons of each operation. Please see the videos below which detail information on both these repair methods: