Hernia Repair in Los Algodones, Mexico

Looking for an affordable treatment for inguinal hernia?

Consider hernia surgery in Los Algodones priced at 74% less than the US cost.

Keep reading to learn more about the hernia repair cost and procedure.

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Cost of Hernia Surgery in Los Algodones

Inguinal hernia surgery in Los Algodones costs only $3,248. 

Whereas in the US and Canada, the same procedure costs $11,500 and $10,700, respectively.

This procedure can help you save up to 74% compared to the US & Canada.

To help you understand the cost savings more visually, here’s a cost comparison table:

Hernia Surgery Cost in Los Algodones vs US & Canada
Procedure Los Algodones US Canada
Inguinal Hernia Surgery $3,248 $11,500 $10,700
Inguinal Hernia (Laparoscopic) $4,500 $12,500 $12,800
Umbilical Hernioplasty $2,248 $7,000 $7,397
*Prices are case-dependent and may vary.

Likewise, umbilical hernioplasty in Los Algodones costs just $2,248.  While in the US, it can cost you $7,000!

Hernia repair in Los Algodones, Mexico, can help you save big bucks.

So, fill out our request form to get a quote today to get the latest prices and discounts.

There are many other affordable surgeries you can get in Los Algodones! For more information, check this page out.

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What is Hernia?

Hernia occurs when a part of the intestine or tissue pushes through a weak spot in the abdominal wall.[1]UCSF
Overview of Hernias
“A hernia occurs when an organ, intestine or fatty tissue squeezes through a hole or a weak spot in the surrounding muscle or connective tissue. Hernias often occur at the abdominal wall. ”
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Based on the location of the hernia, it can be:

Inguinal Hernia Repair Los Algodones, Mexico

Inguinal Hernia

Affects the lower abdomen/groin area muscles[2]UCSF
Overview of Hernias
“The most common types of hernias are: Inguinal: occurs in the inner groin”
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Umbilical Hernia Repair Los Algodones, Mexico

Umbilical Hernia

Affects the region near the belly button[3]UCSF
Overview of Hernias
“Types of Hernias The most common types of hernias are: Umbilical: occurs at the belly button”
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Let’s discuss inguinal hernia in detail. 

All About Inguinal Hernia

Inguinal hernia is a painful bulge in the lower abdomen/groin area.[4]NHS
Overview -Inguinal hernia repair
“It can appear as a swelling or lump in your groin, or as an enlarged scrotum (the pouch containing the testicles). The swelling may be painful.”
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Actions like coughing, bending over, and lifting heavy objects, worsen the pain in the bulge.

Keep reading to learn about the symptoms and causes of inguinal hernia.

Inguinal Hernia Symptoms

Most common indicator of inguinal hernia is bulge/swelling in the groin area.

Other symptoms from the most common to the least common include:

  • Burning or aching sensation at the bulge
  • Swelling or redness around the bulge
  • Weakness or pressure in the groin
  • Feeling of fullness in the groin
  • Nausea or vomiting
Source: UCSF[5]UCSF
Inguinal Hernia
“Symptoms of an inguinal hernia include: •A small bulge in one or both sides of the groin that may increase in size and disappear when lying down; in males, it can present as a swollen or enlarged scrotum •Discomfort or sharp pain-especially when straining, lifting, or exercising-that improves when resting •A feeling of weakness or pressure in the groin •A burning, gurgling, or aching feeling at the bulge”
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Men are more likely to develop inguinal hernias than women.[6]NIDDK
Inguinal Hernia
“Inguinal hernias are also more common in4 males, who are 8 to 10 times more likely than women to develop inguinal hernias”
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It’s essential to consult a doctor if you experience any of these symptoms. 

Inguinal Hernia Causes

Inguinal hernias are typically caused by pressure and weakness or opening in the abdominal muscles.

The pressure can be due to various factors, such as:

  • Straining during bowel movements or urination
  • Previous abdominal surgery or injury
  • Heavy lifting or physical activity
  • Chronic coughing or sneezing
  • Pregnancy or childbirth
Source: Mayo Clinic[7]Mayo Clinic
Inguinal hernia
“Some inguinal hernias have no apparent cause. Others might occur as a result of:
•Increased pressure within the abdomen
•A preexisting weak spot in the abdominal wall
•Straining during bowel movements or urination
•Strenuous activity
•Chronic coughing or sneezing”
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Chances of developing inguinal hernias increase in people aged between 75-80 years.[8]NIDDK
Inguinal Hernia
“Among adults, the chance of having an inguinal hernia increases with age, and inguinal hernias are most common in people ages of 75 to 80.2”
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Suppose you suspect you have an inguinal hernia.

In that case, it’s crucial to consult a doctor to evaluate your symptoms and determine the appropriate treatment. 

Types of Hernia Repair in Los Algodones, Mexico

Our partner hospital in Los Algodones offers safe and quality hernia repair.

Your surgeon will perform either open or laparoscopic hernia surgery, depending on the:

  • Size of hernia
  • Location of hernia

Keep reading to learn about the types of hernia surgeries in detail.

Open Hernia Surgery Procedure in Los Algodones

Open hernia repair in Los Algodones aims to repair the hernia by:

✅ strengthening the muscular wall and
✅ closing the inguinal/umbilical canal.

During an open hernia repair, your surgeon will:

  • make one incision near the hernia,
  • push the bulging tissue back into the abdominal cavity, and
  • reinforce the weakened abdominal wall area with synthetic mesh or sutures.
Source: NHS[9]NHS
How It’s Performed: Inguinal Hernia Repair
“Once the anaesthetic has taken effect, the surgeon makes a single cut (incision) over the hernia. This incision is usually about 6 to 8cm long. The surgeon then places the lump of fatty tissue or loop of bowel back into your abdomen (tummy). A mesh is placed in the abdominal wall, at the weak spot where the hernia came through, to strengthen it. When the repair is complete, your skin will be sealed with stitches. These usually dissolve on their own within a few days of the operation.”
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Laparoscopic Hernia Repair in Los Algodones

In contrast, laparoscopic hernia repair involves:

  • making many small incisions in the abdominal wall,
  • inserting laparoscope, a thin tube with a camera, and surgical tools,
  • and repair the hernia from the inside.

Laparoscopic Hernia Repair Los Algodones, Mexico

Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
Source: NHS[10]NHS
How it’s performed -Inguinal hernia repair
“…the surgeon usually makes 3 small incisions in your abdomen instead of a single larger incision. A thin tube containing a light source and a camera (laparoscope) is inserted through one of these incisions so the surgeon can see inside your abdomen. Surgical instruments are inserted through the other incisions so the surgeon can pull the hernia back into place.”
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Compared to open surgery, this minimally invasive technique offers faster recovery time.[11]UCSF
Inguinal Hernia
“People who undergo laparoscopic surgery generally experience a somewhat shorter recovery time. ”
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Hernia Repair Recovery Period in Los Algodones

You will be able to return home the same day after the procedure.

The post-op recovery period will depend on the type of surgery performed.

Find the recovery period for each procedure below:

Open hernia repair: 4-6 weeks[12]NHS
Recovery -Inguinal hernia repair
“Gentle exercise, such as walking, can help the healing process, but you should avoid heavy lifting and strenuous activities for about 4 to 6 weeks.”
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Laparoscopic repair: 1-2 week[13]Karger
Evaluation of Mobility Status after Inguinal Hernia Surgery
“All pelvic functions in the patients who underwent laparoscopic-endoscopic hernia repair recovered 2 or 3 weeks faster than after Lichtenstein repair.”
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Hernia Surgery Aftercare in Los Algodones 

After the surgery, you will need to follow your surgeon’s instructions for aftercare, like:


Take prescribed pain medications


Keep the surgical site clean & dry


Avoid strenuous activities

Source: NHS[14]NHS
Recovery -Inguinal hernia repair
“If you’re still in pain after going home, continue taking painkillers as advised by the hospital…Make sure you follow the instructions your nurse gave you about caring for your wound, hygiene and bathing…you should avoid heavy lifting and strenuous activities for about 4 to 6 weeks. ”
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You may also need to attend follow-up appointments to monitor your recovery. 

Medical Tourism in Los Algodones, Mexico

Los Algodones, Mexico, is popular as a hub for affordable medical procedures.

As a border town, it offers easy access to US citizens. Thus, making it a convenient and cost-effective option for medical tourism.

Here is what you need to know about the entry requirements in Los Algodones.

Entry Requirements in Los Algodones, Mexico

You can cross the border in Andrade, California, to enter Los Algodones.[15]Trip Savvy
Your Trip to Algodones, Mexico
“Algodones is located seven miles south of ​Yuma, Arizona off Interstate 8, but you will be crossing the border at Andrade, California to access this small Mexican town located in the state of Baja California. ”
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Since Los Algodones falls in the ‘hassle-free’ zone, US nationals do not require entry permits.

However, you still need the following documents at the time of entry:

1. US citizens do not need a visa to enter Mexico for stays of up to 180 days.
2. A valid US passport or passport card is required to enter Mexico.
3. Visitors may need to present proof of onward travel and a return ticket.
Source: Travel.State.Gov[16]Travel.State.Gov
“Baja California, Baja California Sur, and Sonora have a “hassle-free” zone that allows for travel without an entry permit or car registration within the zone…Passport must be valid at time of entry…TOURIST VISA REQUIRED: Yes, if visiting for more than 180 days ”
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How to Reach Los Algodones?

One of the benefits of Los Algodones’ location is its proximity to several US cities. 

It has Yuma, Phoenix, San Diego, and Los Angeles within driving distance.

So, you can easily make the drive to Los Algodones in a few hours or less.

Here’s how far these US cities are to the Mexican border town:

Los Algodones’ distance from US cities
City Distance
Yuma 10 miles
San Diego 165 miles
Phoenix 194 miles
Tucson 247 miles
Los Angeles 266 miles

Final Takeaway

Hernia surgery in Los Algodones is a safe and affordable option if you need inguinal or umbilical hernia repair.

With our experienced surgeons, patients can access high-quality care without breaking the bank.

The recovery process may vary depending on the surgery performed.

However, you must follow your surgeon’s aftercare instructions for a successful outcome.

If you’re considering hernia surgery, Los Algodones is definitely worth exploring as a destination for medical tourism.

Contact us to save big on this procedure across the US border. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a hernia operation cost in Mexico?

You can get inguinal hernia surgery in Los Algodones, Mexico, for $3,248.

The same procedure costs $11,500 in the US and $10,700 in Canada.

Thus, medical tourism in Mexico would help you save 74% on hernia surgery.

Is hernia repair a high-risk surgery?

Hernia repair in Los Algodones, Mexico, is a safe, low-risk procedure.

However, complications may arise in aged patients or if you smoke.

Also, the risk is more likely if you have illnesses like heart disease and breathing disorders.[17]NHS
Overview -Inguinal hernia repair
“Complications are more likely if you’re aged over 50, smoke or have another illness, such as heart disease or breathing problems.”
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  1. UCSF: Overview of Hernias
  2. UCSF: Inguinal Hernia
  3. NIDDK: Inguinal Hernia
  4. Mayo Clinic: Inguinal Hernia- Overview
  5. NHS: How it’s performed- Inguinal hernia repair
  6. NHS: Recovery- Inguinal hernia repair
  7. NHS: Overview- Inguinal hernia repair
  8. Karger: Evaluation of Mobility Status…
  9. Trip Savvy: Your Trip to Algodones, Mexico
  10. Travel.State.Gov: Mexico