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|Laparoscopic Hernia Repair Surgery - Groin or Abdomen Cost Average||$2,250 - $6,100||Free Quote|
|Open Hernia Repair Surgery - Groin or Abdomen Cost Average||$3,200 - $8,700||Free Quote|
|Post Street Surgery Center||San Francisco||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|San Leandro Surgery Center||San Leandro||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Vista Surgery Center||San Francisco||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Physicians Surgery Center||Daly City||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|San Leandro Hospital||San Leandro||Acute Care Hospital|
|Kaiser Permanente Hayward Medical Center||Hayward||Acute Care Hospital|
|Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco Medical Center||South San Francisco||Acute Care Hospital|
|Sequoia Hospital||Redwood City||Acute Care Hospital|
|Omni Surgicenter||Fremont||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Bayspine Surgery Center||Richmond||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Chinese Hospital||San Francisco||Acute Care Hospital|
|Sequoia Surgical Pavilion||Walnut Creek||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Pacific Surgery Center||Corte Madera||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|San Ramon Regional Medical Center||San Ramon||Acute Care Hospital|
|Surgecenter of Palo Alto||Fremont||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Tresanti Medical Corporation||San Ramon||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Camp||Berkeley||Acute Care Hospital|
|Shadelands Surgery Center||Walnut Creek||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Kaiser Permanente Walnut Creek Medical Center||Walnut Creek||Acute Care Hospital|
|University of California San Francisco Medical Center||San Francisco||Acute Care Hospital|
|Aspen Surgery Center||Walnut Creek||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Premier Surgery Center||Concord||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|California Pacific Medical Center - Pacific Campus||San Francisco||Acute Care Hospital|
|Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus||Oakland||Acute Care Hospital|
|Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Medical Center||San Rafael||Acute Care Hospital|
|Pacific Heights Surgery Center||San Francisco||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Presidio Surgery Center||San Francisco||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Canyon Pinole Surgery Center||Pinole||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Trivalley Outpatient Surgery Center||Pleasanton||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Laurel Grove Hospital||Castro Valley||Acute Care Hospital|
|Abj Surgery Center||San Mateo||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Ak Surgery Center||San Leandro||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Seton Medical Center||Daly City||Acute Care Hospital|
|Webster Surgery Center||Oakland||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center||San Francisco||Acute Care Hospital|
|San Mateo Surgery Center||San Mateo||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|North Bay Regional Surgery Center||Novato||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center||Oakland||Acute Care Hospital|
|Bay Surgery Center||Oakland||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Pleasanton Surgery Center||Pleasanton||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|John Muir Medical Center, Concord Campus||Concord||Acute Care Hospital|
|Willow Surgery Center||San Francisco||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|East Bay Medical Surgical Center||Castro Valley||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Peninsula Medical Center||Burlingame||Acute Care Hospital|
|San Ramon Surgery Center||San Ramon||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Marin General Hospital||Greenbrae||Acute Care Hospital|
|Doctors Medical Center - San Pablo Campus||San Pablo||Acute Care Hospital|
|Blackhawk Surgery Center, A Medical Corp.||Danville||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Contra Costa Regional Medical Center||Martinez||Acute Care Hospital|
|Brentwood Surgery Center||Brentwood||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Kaiser Permanente Redwood City Medical Center||Redwood City||Acute Care Hospital|
|Washington Outpatient Surgery Center||Fremont||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Peninsula Procedure Center||Redwood City||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Fremont Ambulatory Surgery Center||Fremont||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Mt. Diablo Surgery Center||Concord||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Surgical Suite||San Francisco||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Hacienda Surgery Center||Pleasanton||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Valley Memorial Center||Livermore||Acute Care Hospital|
|Marin Specialty Surgery Center||Greenbrae||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Greenbrae Surgery Center||Greenbrae||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Menlo Park Surgical Hospital||Menlo Park||Acute Care Hospital|
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 Hernia Surgery 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.
Data Around Hernia Repair Effectiveness
It should be noted that every patient is different and everybody will handle the surgery differently which includes varying levels of success. According to information presented on laparoscopic surgeries in the Principals of Ambulatory Medicine, the hernia has about a 1-10% chance of coming back post-surgery. The type of hernia and whether it’s recurring or not might also be a factor.
Common At-Risk Habits to Decrease Before Hernia Repair Surgery
When you have any kind of surgery (major or minor) there are typically always some kinds of risk. The same can be said for hernia repair and trying to eliminate or decrease some of the factors that could increase the likelihood of complications.
If you smoke regularly and are preparing for surgery, decreasing or stopping that might aid in avoiding potential complications. You should also be aware of drugs that may cause your blood to thin which can cause issues with proper blood clotting (therefore increasing potential surgery bleeding). If you or your family have had a history of blood clots in blood vessels, you should make your physician aware of that immediately.
There are also the common risks associated with general anesthesia with hernia repair. Laparoscopic repair might also potentially cause issues with the spermatic cord. This could cause issues or pain in the testicles or potentially damage sperm delivery (and ability to father children).
Every surgery can carry risk. Talk these over with your physician and get any question you may have answered.
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