Gilmore’s Groin & Hernia Clinic FAQ
How soon can I have an appointment?
We have a specialist consultant available every weekday, so it can usually be within 24 hours of requesting your appointment. In some cases, you may be able to have your appointment scheduled for the same day. This of course depends on availability.
Which consultant will I see?
You are free to book an appointment with any of our groin & hernia specialists, led by our surgical director – Mr Simon Marsh.
If you wish to see a specific consultant, please mention their name when booking. This, however, may lead to a small delay in your initial appointment.
How much does it cost?
The costs range from £250 for initial consultation to £350 for a second opinion and £180 to £225 for follow-up consultations. There are additional charges for any investigations or diagnostic tests. More information.
What happens next?
After your consultant has made their diagnosis and if surgery is required, they will discuss this with you. With your consent our team will help schedule this in within a week of the decision being made, however, in some cases it can be quicker.
If surgery is not required, your consultant will explain to you any follow-up treatment that may be required.
Where will my surgery take place?
Your groin and hernia surgery will be carried out by your Consultant Surgeon at The Weymouth Street Hospital, 42-46 Weymouth Street, London W1G 6NP
What can I expect on the day of my surgery?
Your consultant and the hospital team will go over any concerns you may have prior surgery and assist you through your entire procedure.
Learn more about your surgery journey
When can I remove my wound dressing?
We will help arrange an appointment post-surgery with your consultant to remove your wound dressing. We advise you to not change or disturb the dressing till them.
Do I need to come back to remove my stitches?
Your stitches are dissolvable and do not need removing.
What do I do if I notice changes in my wound?
Although wound infection is rare, you should still be aware of any changes to the wound site and surrounding areas.
Can I take a shower post my operation?
It’s quite safe to take a shower on the following day as the dressing covering your wound is mostly, although soaking your wound in a bath, or swimming, is not recommended for 2 weeks.