The Gilmore Groin & Hernia Clinic

run by 108 Harley Street

108, Harley Street, London, W1G 7ET

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About Gilmore Groin and Hernia Clinic

Since 1991, The Gilmore Groin and Hernia Clinic based in Harley Street, London has been providing expert treatment to both self paying and private medically insured. The clinic specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of Gilmore's Groin (groin disruption syndrome, sportsman's groin, sports hernia​) and hernias. 

Where can I find?

The Gilmore Groin and Hernia Clinic is situated at 108 Harley Street, London. It was established by the pioneer of the technique for treating groin disruption, Mr Jerry Gilmore. The surgeons at the Gilmore Groin and Hernia Clinic have over 40 years joint experience in the diagnosis and treatment of this condition and are also experts in treatment of hernias. Following Jerry Gilmore’s clinical retirement the lead scalpel has been passed to Simon Marsh who has modified the original repair to improve post operative pain relief and reduce recovery times for return to sport. The operation is now the Marsh Modification of the Gilmore Technique.

What is Gilmore's Groin?

Gilmore's Groin is also known as sportsman's groin, groin disruption syndrome, or sportsman's hernia. First recognised by London surgeon Jerry Gilmore in 1980, Gilmore's Groin is not a hernia, which would involve a hole in the muscle resulting in a small lump, but a muscle disruption where the groin muscles have been pulled away from their normal positions. It is a reasonably common injury in kicking sports such as football and rugby although greater instances are now being seen in cricket, long distance running and general keep fit highlighting its occurrence largely as a wear and tear injury rather than an injury arising from a specific event.


  • Pain on running and twisting
  • Stiffness and soreness the day after sport
  • Pain on rising from a low position
  • Pain on sneezing and coughing


This is based on an accurate history and an examination of the superficial inguinal rings. MRI and high frequency ultrasound may be used to diagnose other groin problems that may be causing similar symptoms. The highly experienced surgeons at The Gilmore Groin and Hernia Clinic are experts at recognising this frequently misdiagnosed condition.

Accessing treatment at the Gilmore Groin and Hernia Clinic

The Gilmore Groin and Hernia Clinic is able to provide world class assessment and treatment for Gilmore Groin and hernias for insured patients referred by their GP or specialist, self referring patients and sponsored patients. A number of surgical packages are also available.

The clinic is open Monday to Friday and appointments can usually be offered within 24 hours, although it is sometimes possible to see a consultant the same day.


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