Hernia Repair Surgery Cost and Hernia Repair Surgery Procedures Information

Hernia Repair Surgery is a surgical procedure to return an organ that protrudes through a weak area of muscle to its original position. About 75% of all hernias are classified as inguinal hernias which is when an organ protrudes through an opening or weakness of the abdominal wall in the groin area between the abdomen and the thigh. Hernia surgery may be a standard open procedure through an incision large enough to access the hernia or a laparoscopic procedure performed through tiny incisions, using an instrument with a camera attached (laparoscope) and a video monitor to guide the repair.

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Hernia Repair Surgery Cost Averages Around the Country

Phoenix, AZ Hernia Repair Surgery Cost Average $6,700
Washington, DC Hernia Repair Surgery Cost Average $7,400
Philadelphia, PA Hernia Repair Surgery Cost Average $7,300
Houston, TX Hernia Repair Surgery Cost Average $6,500
Miami, FL Hernia Repair Surgery Cost Average $6,600
Dallas, TX Hernia Repair Surgery Cost Average $6,200
Chicago, IL Hernia Repair Surgery Cost Average $6,600
Los Angeles, CA Hernia Repair Surgery Cost Average $9,300
New York, NY Hernia Repair Surgery Cost Average $7,600
Atlanta, GA Hernia Repair Surgery Cost Average $6,600

Specific Hernia Repair Surgery Procedures and National Cost Averages

Laparoscopic Hernia Repair Surgery - Groin or Abdomen Cost Average $7,900
Open Hernia Repair Surgery - Groin or Abdomen Cost Average $9,700
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Featured Facilities that Perform Hernia Repair Surgery

Name Location Average List Price
Holzer Clinic Gallipolis , OH $6,500
Mercy Surgery Center Springfield , OH $6,500
Orange City Surgical Orange City , FL $6,400
Faith Regional Surgery Center Norfolk , NE $6,600
Six Corners Same Day Surgery Chicago , IL $6,300
Southwest Minnesota Surgical Center Marshall , MN $6,800
Allegany Ambulatory Surgery Center Cumberland , MD $6,800
First Choice Surgery Center of Baton Rouge Baton Rouge , LA $5,500
Piedmont Surgery Center Greenville , SC $6,500
Crockett Hospital Lawrenceburg , TN $11,000
Longmont Surgery Center Longmont , CO $7,300
Monterey Doctors Surgery Center Monterey , CA $9,000
Surgical Specialty Center Shreveport , LA $5,500
Fort Logan Hospital Stanford , KY $19,900
Surgery Center of Clarksville Clarksville , TN $5,800
University of California, Davis Health Systems Sacramento , CA $9,000
Adirondack Medical Center Saranac Lake , NY $3,400
Dubois Regional Medical Center West Dubois , PA $10,200
Yankton Medical Clinic Surgicenter Yankton , SD $6,400
Tuscaloosa Surgical Center Tuscaloosa , AL $5,700
Peach Regional Medical Center Fort Valley , GA $20,500
Surgicenter Group Muncie , IN $6,400
Alaska Surgery Center Anchorage , AK $9,100
San Carlos Hospital San Carlos , AZ $22,400
Monongalia General Hospital Morgantown , WV $6,600
The Surgery Suite Santa Rosa , CA $9,000
Franklin County Medical Center Preston , ID $17,200
Mary Rutan Hospital Bellefontaine , OH $11,100
Hawthorne Surgical Center Winston-salem , NC $6,500
Rutherford Hospital Rutherfordton , NC $3,200

More about Hernia Repair Surgery Procedures

Hernia Repair Surgery Cost and Procedure Introduction

Hernia Repair surgery may be a standard “Open” procedure through an incision large enough to access the hernia or a “Laparoscopic” procedure performed through tiny incisions, using an instrument with a camera attached (laparoscope) and a video monitor to guide the repair. When the surgery involves reinforcing the weakened area with steel mesh, the repair is called hernioplasty and results are usually better. Hernia repairs are performed in a hospital or outpatient surgical facility by a general surgeon. Depending on the patient's situation and type of surgery, patients may be able to go home the same day or may remain hospitalized for up to three to five days. The preferred method is laparoscopy. In complicated cases, an open cholecystectomy may be necessary. Both procedures are conducted using general anesthesia. Laparoscopic surgery is often associated with a lower rate of complications, a shorter hospital stay, and better cosmetic results than the open procedure. Surgery is the only effective way to fix a hernia.

Patient Preparation for Hernia Surgery

A physical examination will be performed along with blood or other diagnostic tests. It is particularly important to inform the physician of all medications or vitamins taken regularly or if you are pregnant (or think you might be pregnant) or if you have heart, lung or other medical conditions that may need special attention, and, finally, if you have a history of bleeding disorders or if you are taking any anticoagulant (blood-thinning) medications, aspirin, or other medications that affect blood clotting. You will be given instructions in advance that will outline what you should and should not do in preparation for the surgery; be sure to read and follow those instructions. You will be asked to fast for eight hours before the procedure, generally after midnight. Arrangements may need to be made for transportation after the surgery is complete. If you are given a prescription for pain medication, have it filled prior to surgery.

What to expect during and after Hernia Repair Surgery The surgery itself may take less than an hour, but the preparation and recovery time may add several hours. Most patients go home the same day as the surgery if there are no major problems. An intravenous line is inserted into the arm to administer a sedative and a painkiller. Also, your heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate, and oxygen level will be monitored during the procedure. In most cases, the procedure is done while you are under general anesthesia (unconscious and pain-free). The surgeon makes a cut over the area of the hernia. The bulging tissue or organ is placed back inside the muscle wall, the muscle tissue is repaired, and the skin is closed. In many inguinal hernia repairs, a small piece of plastic mesh is used to repair the defect in the muscle tissue.

After surgery, you will be taken to the recovery room for observation. Once your blood pressure, pulse, and breathing are stable and you are alert, you will most often be discharged to your home. Before being discharged, you will be given instructions about care for your incisions, limits on activities and what you should do to aid your recovery. If you notice any of the following, call the number the hospital gave you: Fever, excessive sweating, difficulty urinating, redness, bleeding or worsening pain.

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