HERNIA SURGERY PATHWAY
Example Patient Journey
Referral and Assessment
Referral agreed during an appointment with your GP, which will be sent electronically to N2S via the NHS Electronic Referral System (e-RS)
ASSESSMENT TO SURGERY – 12 WEEKS
You will receive a letter in the lead up to your surgery (approx. one month in advance) with the instructions for the day.
On the day of surgery you will be with us for no longer than two hours. You must be accompanied by a family member or friend, who will be required to stay in the building for the duration of your time with us. If you arrive unaccompanied your surgery will be cancelled. You’ll receive a last minute check with a nurse before being brought into theatre for the procedure, which takes about 45 minutes. We perform open hernia repair with mesh under local anaesthetic – we do not use general anaesthetic, or keyhole procedures.
You will have an appointment to check your wound five days after your procedure, after which as long as everything is okay you will be discharged from our service.