Hernia is the most common general surgical condition seen in clinic. Although Mr. Chong's workload is predominantly vascular surgery, he has an extensive experience in the surgical treatment of patients with hernias.
Patients who wish to avoid a general anaesthetic may prefer to have their hernia repair performed under a local anaesthetic as a day case. Mr.Chong has a special interest in local anaesthetic hernia repair - a technique that has safety benefits in older patients with other medical conditions. This procedure usually takes 45 minutes to complete and leaves a single 4 to 5 cm scar in the groin. Patients with recurrent or more extensive hernias are advised to have their hernia repair done under a general anaesthetic providing the patient is medically fit. Hernia repairs are done using a synthetic prolene mesh which gives strength to the repair.
Several different techniques are now available for hernia repair. These include open surgery and key hole surgery. We are happy to counsel patients and answer their queries regarding the most suitable technique for their hernia repair.
Mr. Chong has slots for both private and NHS choose & book hernia patients at the Berkshire Independent Hospital in Reading on Tuesday evenings and at Spire Clare Park Hospital at Farnham on Wednesday evenings.
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