Inguinal Hernia Repair Surgery
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Inguinal hernia repair is the repair of the protrusion of soft tissues through the inguinal canal.
A herniorrhaphy is one type of hernia repair where the surgeon makes an incision in your groin and pushes the protruding intestine/tissue back into your abdomen, then repairs the weakened or torn muscle by sewing it together.
The other repair is a hernioplasty which is something like patching a tire.
The surgeon inserts a piece of synthetic mesh to cover the entire inguinal area, including all potential hernia openings.
The patch is usually secured with sutures, clips, or staples.
Hernioplasty can be performed conventionally, with a single long incision over the hernia. but is often done laparoscopically, using several small incisions rather than one large.
The treatment cost of inguinal hernia repair surgery includes the facility fee, physician’s fee, related medical procedures, and drugs required to administer the plan of care.
Not included are diagnostic studies, consultations with additional specialists, and cost of complication management; travel, food, and lodging.