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
Viewmont Surgery Center Hickory , NC $6,500
Saint Vincent Jennings Hospital North Vernon , IN $21,100
Saint Vincent Mercy Hospital Elwood , IN $20,400
Dekalb Memorial Hospital Auburn , IN $6,800
Southern Surgery Center Lagrange , GA $5,800
Cannon Falls Community Hospital Cannon Falls , MN $19,700
Memorial Medical Center - Main Campus Johnstown , PA $5,200
Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinic Manchester , NH $7,900
Baptist Saint Anthony's - Baptist Campus Amarillo , TX $4,500
Florence Surgery Center Florence , AL $5,700
Mercy Memorial Outpatient Surgery Center Monroe , MI $6,700
Coral Desert Surgery Center St George , UT $6,100
Northwest Tucson Surgery Center Tucson , AZ $6,400
Ambulatory Surgical Center of Stevens Point Stevens Point , WI $7,300
Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital Hood River , OR $23,100
Hamot Surgery Center Erie , PA $6,300
Fairmont General Hospital Fairmont , WV $6,400
Glens Falls Hospital Glens Falls , NY $5,100
Physicians' Surgery Center of Longview Longview , TX $6,000
Lourdes Medical Pavilion, Surgicare Center Paducah , KY $5,900
Mt. Pleasant Surgery Center Mt Pleasant , TX $6,000
Innovis Health Day Surgery Wahpeton , ND $5,400
Vaughan Regional Medical Center Selma , AL $10,200
Physicians Surgery Services San Jose , CA $9,000
Woodland Surgery Center Appleton , WI $7,300
Herndon Surgery Center Fresno , CA $9,000
Uk Healthcare Surgery Center Lexington , KY $5,900
Rocky Mountain Surgery Center Pocatello , ID $6,000
Midmichigan Medical Center - Midland Midland , MI $11,800
Corning Hospital Corning , NY $5,900

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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