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At Will Adams NHS Treatment Centre we offer free NHS treatments to all patients. You are not required to pay if you are an NHS patient and have been referred for treatment by your GP.
If you are unable to receive the treatment you need on the NHS, but don’t have private health insurance, look for this icon to discover the option of paying for yourself.
There are various surgical treatments for haemorrhoids (piles), depending on the patient’s particular condition. Rubber band ligation, haemorrhoidal artery ligation and haemorrhoidectomy are some options.
This is where an internal part of the body pushes through a weakness in the muscle or surrounding tissue wall. Hernias can occur anywhere in your abdomen, and there are a number of different types – inguinal, femoral, umbilical, incisional and abdominal.
A femoral hernia, also a form of groin hernia, is when fatty tissue or part of your bowel pokes through a weak spot in the abdominal wall into the femoral canal, through which blood vessels pass to and from your leg. During surgery, again, the bulge is pushed back into place, and the abdominal wall is strengthened. Either keyhole or open surgery can be performed in these cases.
Umbilical hernias are common in adults and result from a weakness in the umbilicus (“belly button”) and usually cause few symptoms. If they become painful or cause problems with activities of daily living, they can be simply repaired surgically.
A procedure involving the surgical removal of small skin cysts or lesions. These are usually performed under local anaesthetic, although in some cases general anaesthetic can be recommended. These procedures require that your GP secures funding prior to referral and treatment.
Surgery is performed to remove unsightly moles, scars, birth marks and cysts that are benign. These are procedures that require your GP to secure funding prior to referral and treatment.
If varicose veins become painful and problematic you may opt to have them treated surgically. Ligation and stripping is a common treatment carried out under general anaesthetic, whereby the affected veins in the leg are tied off and removed. These procedures may require that your GP secures funding prior to referral and treatment.
Please be aware that we are not affected by the NHS announcement to cancel all non-urgent surgery; if you are booked in for an appointment or surgery with us it will still go ahead.