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Please note: waiting times displayed are indicative and can change on a daily basis.
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.
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.
A femoral 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, the bulge is pushed back into place, and the abdominal wall is strengthened.
Umbilical hernias in adults are common, they result from a weakness in the abdominal wall and usually cause few symptoms. If they become painful or cause problems with activities of daily living, they can be simply repaired using a mesh to close the defect.
A procedure involving the surgical removal of small skin cysts or lesions. These are usually performed as a day case, so you can go home afterwards. These are procedures that require your GP to secure funding prior to referral and treatment.
Minor plastic surgery is performed to remove unsightly moles, scars, birthmarks and cysts that are benign. These are procedures that require your GP to secure funding prior to referral and treatment.
There are various surgical treatments for haemorrhoids (piles), depending on the patient’s particular condition. A haemorrhoidectomy, haemorrhoidal artery ligation or rubber band ligation are some of the options.
If varicose veins become painful and problematic you may opt to have them treated surgically. Ligation and stripping is a common treatment done under general anaesthetic whereby the vein in the affected leg is tied off and removed.
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.