Alliance Surgical Inguinal Hernia Repair Questionnaire

Name


Do you treat patients with inguinal herniae?
Yes
No


At patients first visit do routinely request any investigations? If so please say which?


Proportion of patients seen more than once prior to treatment?
0-30%
30-50%
50-80%
>80%


For a PRIMARY UNILATERAL inguinal hernia, please quantify how often you use these types of hernia repair:

On-lay mesh (open technique)
0-30%
30-50%
50-80%
>80%


Pre-peritoneal mesh (open technique)
0-30%
30-50%
50-80%
>80%


Stoppa mesh repair
0-30%
30-50%
50-80%
>80%


Laparoscopic transperitoneal mesh repair
0-30%
30-50%
50-80%
>80%


TEPP approach repair
0-30%
30-50%
50-80%
>80%


For a PRIMARY BILATERAL inguinal hernia, please quantify how often you use these types of hernia repair:

Om-lay mesh (open technique)
0-30%
30-50%
50-80%
>80%


Pre-peritoneal mesh (open technique)
0-30%
30-50%
50-80%
>80%


Stoppa mesh repair
0-30%
30-50%
50-80%
>80%


Laparoscopic transperitoneal mesh repair
0-30%
30-50%
50-80%
>80%


TEPP approach repair
0-30%
30-50%
50-80%
>80%


For a RECURRET UNILATERAL inguinal hernia, please quantify how often you use these types of hernia repair:

On-lay mesh (open technique)
0-30%
30-50%
50-80%
>80%


Pre-peritoneal mesh (open technique)
0-30%
30-50%
50-80%
>80%


What mesh do you usually use?
Flat Prolene mesh
Viproll PHS mesh
Other


Stoppa mesh repair
0-30%
30-50%
50-80%
>80%


Laparoscopic transperitoneal mesh repair
0-30%
30-50%
50-80%
>80%


TEPP approach repair
0-30%
30-50%
50-80%
>80%


Operations scale (approx)

Number of post op visits
0
1
2
3
>3


How soon post op do you schedule post op visits? days


What do you charge for pre-op visit? £


What do you charge for performing the surgery?
<BUPA
BUPA +5%
BUPA +10%
BUPA +15%
BUPA +20%
BUPA +25%
>BUPA +25%


What do you charge for Follow up visit cost £


Would you be prepared to perform recurrent hernia repair for the same price as primary hernia repair?
Yes
No


Would you consider seeing patients and operating on them the same day, eg fit young patients who had undergone a pre-op assessment by dedicated Alliance Surgical Nurse?
Yes
No


How flexible would you be prepared to be about your technique?


Do you have any suggestions or advice that could improve our offering to purchasers or reduce our costs