In the U.S, the cost of Inguinal Hernia repair varies from 8,000 to 12,000 US Dollars. Our network of hospitals offers you a significantly lower cost of inguinal hernia repair and treatment. You can request for a detailed estimate using the estimate request form on this page.
Inguinal hernias are more likely to occur in males than in females. It occurs in the groin area, usually when a part of the intestine, protrudes through the abdominal wall into the inguinal canal. The canal carries the spermatic cord in men and a round ligament that is attached to the uterus in women. The risk of developing inguinal hernia increases with age.
Inguinal hernia cannot be treated with medicines. Many doctors recommend surgery to repair an inguinal hernia because it prevents strangulation. Strangulation requires immediate surgery, although the condition is rare in adults.
In many cases, an inguinal hernia can be pushed back into the abdomen by applying a gentle pressure. In an adult, an inguinal hernia that can be pushed back, can be surgically repaired at a convenient time. However, inguinal hernia repair cannot be delayed in infants and children because there is an increased risk of incarceration and strangulation.
There are two types of inguinal hernia repair surgeries:
Open hernia repair surgery:
In this type of inguinal hernia removal, the hernia is repaired through an incision in the groin. Open surgery has been done for many years.
Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair:
This is a recent method for repairing an inguinal hernia in adults. In laparoscopic inguinal hernia surgery, the surgeon inserts a thin, lighted scope through a small incision in the abdomen. Instruments to repair the hernia are inserted through other abdominal incisions.
If U.S. surgery rates are beyond your budget, you can opt for low cost inguinal hernia repair in countries like India, Mexico and Costa Rica. In these countries the inguinal hernia surgery is available for a fraction of the cost of that in the United States.
Even though the cost of hernia surgery in these countries is much lower, the operating standards are on par with the best hospitals in the United States and U.K.
Almost all inguinal hernia repairs are performed as an outpatient or might require a short overnight hospital stay. You will probably be discharged from the hospital the next day. Patients are regularly visited by the doctors and nursing care staff.
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