Any weakness in the abdominal wall muscle can allow the passage of fat or organs such as small bowel to push through. This can produce a hernia with the most common types including Inguinal hernia (groin), Incisional hernia (due to a previous incision/ operation scar), Femoral hernia (groin), Umbilical hernia (belly button), and Epigastric hernia (upper abdomen).

Herniae can present with pain and/or a noticeable lump and require assessment and possibly surgery by specialised Surgeons.

The Manchester Hernia Clinic is a unique clinic created by our four Consultant Surgeons to provide the total care of patients requiring hernia surgery.