How much does hernia surgery cost?
The final cost of hernia surgery varies from individual to individual, and is influenced by a variety of factors, including:
Surgeon’s fee: The surgeon’s fee has the largest influence on the final cost of hernia surgery. While a less experienced surgeon may require lower fees, they may also perform an inadequate procedure that results in a complication or recurrence of the hernia. As experts in hernia treatment and repair, our doctors may require a higher fee, but patients find that the safe and effective results are well worth the investment.
Facility fee: The facility where your hernia surgery is performed also has a significant impact on the final cost. A hospital is the most expensive place to undergo hernia surgery, while an in-office procedure is the least expense option. Our surgical center is a moderately priced alternative that also ensures a safe, clean and healthy environment.
Anesthesia: The type of anesthesia used will also influence the cost of your hernia surgery. Although most hernia operations are performed under general anesthesia, less expensive local anesthesia may be used in some cases. During your initial consultation, our doctors will advise on which type of anesthesia is most appropriate for your procedure.
Surgical mesh: Our hernia doctors will sometimes apply surgical mesh during hernia surgery to strengthen the repair and prevent a recurrence. In these cases, there is an additional materials fee to cover the cost of the mesh.
Will insurance cover hernia surgery?
Our Los Angeles Hernia Center is a participating provider with a number of select insurance companies and often honors in-network benefits. Further, most hernia repair surgeries do qualify for insurance as long as the patient meets the insurance company’s requirements.
Our insurance experts will help you understand your benefits and make sure you receive the coverage you need. Additionally, they will work with your insurance carrier on your behalf to ensure you get approved for hernia surgery at little or no direct cost to you. Please contact us today to begin the insurance verification process and find out if we are a participating provider for your carrier.
What are my financing options?
If you don’t have insurance, or your insurance company only covers a portion of your hernia surgery, our Los Angeles Hernia Center accepts CareCredit – the nation’s leading financing program for healthcare. This option offers promotional interest rates, low monthly payments and no annual fees. As such, it can help you afford hernia surgery if your insurance company does not cover the entire procedure.