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Manchester Hernia Clinic

Cutting edge treatment for Hernia

Manchester Hernia Clinic provides a comprehensive, expert diagnostic and treatment service for patients presenting with hernia conditions. We are an efficient and effective, specialist clinic that provides state-of-the-art surgery and high-quality, safe care in accredited local private hospitals. The clinic has been open for over 20 years, all assessments and procedures are carried out by NHS trained specialist consultant surgeons who are all recognised by all major insurance companies.

Why wait for treatment? At the Manchester Hernia Clinic we offer personal, rapid and affordable treatment for most hernias. Our team of highly trained and experienced consultants provide a personalised, fast access, rapid and efficient service to treat your hernia at a time which suits you. We have expertise in treating difficult hernias using laparoscopoc (key hole) and open surgery and day case surgery. Many hernias can be performed under local anaesthetic for a faster recovery with minimal time in hopsital.

Leading multi-disciplinary team

Manchester-based surgeons with a wealth of knowledge and experience

Our hernia specialists are highly experienced and often treat complex cases that other hospitals or surgeons have turned down. Surgery is an advancing field and has provided hundreds of patients with the latest techniques in diagnosis and surgery.


Undergoing any surgical procedure can be stressful that’s why we carefully inform patients of their diagnosis and treatment options so that they feel more relaxed and confident about undergoing any intended surgery.

Our expert team of consultant specialists use the latest mesh repair techniques so you can rest assured that you are being treated in one of the leading private hospitals in the country with a dedicated hernia clinic boasting state-of-the-art facilities and outstanding care.

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Our Expert Team

Care at Manchester Hernia Clinic is patient-centred, safe and transparent. We are a distinguished, expert surgical team with many years medical experience of successfully treating hundreds of patients, with the core aim of improving your quality of life.


Manchester Hernia Clinic utilises a unique fast track system geared towards the clinic’s embodiment of ‘total hernia care’ with an initial assessment by one of our consultants followed by surgery specified to a time suitable for the patient.

Your consultant surgeon is responsible for managing your care and is supported by specialists and other health care professionals. Our multi-disciplinary team consists of consultants, doctors and nursing staff working alongside other health care and administration professionals that supports your journey, and the care and results we deliver.


Common Hernia Types

Epigastric Hernia

An Epigastric hernia is a protrusion normally seen noted between the xiphoid process (breast bone) and the umbilicus (navel) as a result of weakness or opening of the underlying muscles or tendons. Any person can present with an epigastric hernia but it is more common in men and has a strong association with obesity.


Femoral Hernia


A femoral hernia similar to an inguinal hernia and occurs in the groin area near the leg crease. It is often painful with an obvious lump

and is far more common in women and increase in incidence with age (typically old, thin women).

Hiatus Hernia

A hiatus hernia is when part of your stomach moves up into your chest. It’s very common if you’re over 50 and does not normally need treatment if it’s not causing you problems.

Anyone can present with an hiatus hernia but it is more common in men and has a strong association with obesity. It’s not clear what causes a hiatus hernia. Anyone can have one, but it’s more common if you’re over 50, pregnant or overweight.

Inguinal Hernia

An Inguinal hernia is a protrusion in the lower abdomen or groin area. It often presents predominantly with a bulge in the groin area but can also present with pain and sometimes a burning sensation. Anyone can present with an inguinal hernia, but they are more common in men and are associated withh heavy lifting, persistent coughing or straining (constipation, difficulty in passing urine) and keen sportsman, weightlifting & cycling.

Incisional Hernia

An incisional hernia is a protrusion, which occurs through a defect in the site of a previous abdominal incision/ scar.

Any person that has undergone previous abdominal surgery can develop a weakness at the site of the previous scar.  Obesity is a common risk factor. It is also more common in patients that may suffer from chronic constipation, a chronic cough and/or possible difficulty in passing urine.

Parastomal Hernia

A parastomal hernia is where the intestines push through the muscles around the stoma, resulting in a noticeable bulge under the skin.

To reduce your risk of getting a parastomal hernia you should wear a support garment (belt or underwear), avoid heavy lifting and straining, maintain a healthy weight – being overweight can place additional strain on your abdominal muscles.

Sportsman's Hernia

A Sportsmans hernia is a condition characterised by chronic groin pain. There is no definable hernia identified with a rupture of muscles or tendons in the inguinal canal often attributed to the cause of the condition. Many professional footballers have had treatment for this condition. Athletes commonly present with this pain and is especially common among football, hockey and rugby players, with a twisting action causing particular strain and discomfort.

Umbilical Hernia

An umbilical hernia is a protusion directly at the belly button or navel. Umbilical herniae are commonly seen in new born babies and young children. They are usually harmless and generally require no treatment and generally disappear as the child gets older.  Adults generally present with paraumbilical hernias and are more common in patients who are overweight and women especially after pregnancy. Umbilical hernia in adults can present with pain and are made worse by heavy lifting, straining or coughing.



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Patient Feedback

“After successfully undergoing an operation at the Alexandra Hospital for my epigastric hernia, I know I should make the time to explain how grateful I am to you for making such a significant difference to the quality of my life. Most pleasing has been how easily things have been corrected despite me having left it far too long before seeking your help. Thank you.”

Patient SN

Epigastric Hernia

“I recently underwent a hernia repair at the Manchester Hernia Clinic at BMI The Alexandra Hospital in Cheadle. The treatment I received from all staff involved was consistently excellent and the incision has healed without any problems. Post operative pain was minimal. Accommodation at the hospital was of a comparable standard and I have no hesitation in recommending this clinic to anyone in need of a similar procedure.”

Patient NW

Incisional Hernia

“I was wonderfully looked after by Mr Agwunobi and the Manchester Hernia team during the repair of my massive inguinal hernia. The aftercare was absolutely top class and still is. Without any hesitation whatsoever, I would highly recommend Manchester Hernia Clinic and, in particular, Mr. Agwunobi for all similar hernia procedures.”

Patient RQ

Hiatus Hernia

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The Alexandra Hospital, Mill Lane, Cheadle SK8 2PX


Tel. 0161 495 7754 / 0161 495 7756

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Monday – Friday,  9am – 5pm

Saturday, 9am – 12pm

Sunday closed

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