No mesh hernia repair

Mr Simon Marsh, 108 Harley Street’s Groin and Hernia expert, is one of the few surgeons who is still carrying out no mesh inguinal hernia repairs.

During a no mesh hernia repair, the hernia is repaired by reducing the hernia and restoring, anatomically, the normal anatomy of the groin. The technique can be considered as based on the Shouldice Technique, pioneered in the famous Shouldice Clinic in Toronto, Canada. Mr Marsh has lectured internationally with the late Robert Bendavid, who was a senior member of the Shouldice Clinic.


Groin & Hernia Surgery Journey

All our patient care is centred on informed consent, and your consultant will explain each process to you at every step of your surgery journey. Treatment may vary slightly from case to case and your consultant will implement a tailor-made treatment plan and rehabilitation program to meet your specific needs. What to expect as your surgery journey? Upon admission for your surgery your contact information and payment details will be taken by the hospital staff. This will be followed by a discussion with a nurse who will confirm your personal details, answer any questions concerning hospital procedures and attach a bracelet to your wrist detailing your name and hospital number. […]


Gilmore’s groin surgery

Post your rehabilitation if you fail to show any improvement your surgeon will indicate that surgery is required.  Gilmore’s Groin can be successfully treated by the surgical restoration of normal anatomy. The success of the surgery depends on accurate diagnosis, meticulous repair of each element of the disruption and intensive rehabilitation.  We will provide you with all relevant information about the condition of Gilmore’s Groin, the operation and how it is done.  In about 20% of people with Gilmore’s Groin (groin disruption, sportsman’s “hernia”) there will also be an adductor tear that needs surgery. If this is the case the two operations are done at the same time. The groin […]


Rehabilitation for Gilmore’s Groin

Our team of experts have established a rehabilitation programme for Gilmore’s Groin. Your consultant may recommend this programme as an alternative to surgery. Although if you do need surgery your consultant will advice the program as part of your post-operation recovery process. When doing the exercises, it is important that you activate your “core stability” muscles which consist of stabilising your abdominal muscles and some of the lower back muscles. Our team will help guide you on how to do this and our practice nurses are available for advice if you have any concerns.  Rehabilitation stages The rehabilitation is divided into four stages which can be completed at an individual’s […]


Adductor Tenotomy

In some cases, the adductor tendon may get repeatedly injured or tears and heals badly causing it to thicken and get rigid. This is because the muscle underneath the tendon is prevented from moving smoothly and when it contracts suddenly, the rigid tendon prevents the muscle contracting properly and the muscle itself tears.

If this happens then your consultant will advise an adductor tenotomy.

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