Our current waiting times

First appointment From appointment to treatment
5 weeks 4 weeks

Please note: waiting times displayed are indicative and can change on a daily basis.

St Mary’s NHS Treatment Centre offers a comprehensive range of free medical treatment to NHS patients with reduced waiting times.

See our list of General Surgery treatments below and get in touch to find out more or speak to your GP about getting referred.

Repair of Umbilical Hernia

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.

Repair of Inguinal Hernia (laproscopic and open)

An inguinal hernia is common and occurs mainly in men when fatty tissue or a part of the bowel pokes through a weak spot in the abdominal wall into the inguinal canal, through which blood vessels pass to the testicles. Surgery pushes the bulge back into place and strengthens the abdominal wall.

Repair of Femoral Hernia

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.

Lumps and Bumps

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

Minor plastic 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.

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