Hernia Surgery

Is Hernia surgery right for me?

  • Hernia explained

    A hernia occurs when inner layers of abdominal muscle become weakened. The lining of the abdomen then bulges out into a small sac, and part of the intestine or abdominal tissue may enter the sac. Hernias occur most commonly in the groin (inguinal hernia), the navel (umbilical hernia), and at the incision site of a previous surgery.

  • Hernia Symptoms

    Some people with hernias remain relatively free of symptoms. But hernias can cause severe pain and other potentially serious problems (e.g., infection, bowel obstruction). Surgery is the only way to repair them, because they do not resolve on their own.

  • Common Surgery

    Every year, more than half a million hernia repairs are performed in the United States.

$2,290* Hernia Surgery Special

* Additional fees for general anesthesia, operating room and post-surgery recovery apply.

HERNIA REPAIR

PROCEDURES

Surgery is the only way to repair a hernia. Your doctor may consider a hernia repair if watchful waiting is not an option for you. Ask your doctor about all of your treatment options and consider getting a second opinion before deciding on hernia surgery.

Your doctor may recommend surgical repair of the following hernias:

  • Femoral hernia

    The protrusion of abdominal fat or part of the intestines through the abdominal muscles into the upper thigh area.

  • Hiatal hernia

    The protrusion of a portion of the stomach through an opening in the diaphragm called the hiatus. Hiatal hernia is also called a hiatus hernia.

  • Incisional hernia

    A hernia that develops through a previous surgical incision. This can occur anywhere on the abdomen or back.

  • Inguinal hernia

    The protrusion of abdominal fat or part of the intestines through the abdominal muscles into the groin area (also called the inguinal canal). Inguinal hernia is the most common type of hernia.

  • Umbilical hernia

    The protrusion of part of the intestines or abdominal lining through the abdominal wall around the belly button.

Hernia Repair Consent

Check-in is usually the same day as the surgery, and at this time the patient must sign an informed consent form. By signing this legal document, the patient acknowledges that they understand the procedure, that the doctor has discussed the operation and its potential risks, and that they know what medications they will be receiving.

Wondering About Insurance Coverage?

Integrity Surgical Center accepts a wide range of insurance providers, but please be aware that not all health insurance companies provide coverage for Hernia operations. Should you require a hernia operation Integrity Surgical Center accepts private insurance plans like PPO & POS.

Insurance providers who do NOT typically provide coverage for Hernia surgery are:

  • HMO,
  • Medical,
  • Medicare &
  • Kaiser.

If you are not sure if you are covered for the required procedure, please contact your insurance provider first and ask if they provide coverage for hernia surgery.

Call Toll Free: 1-800-400-6776.

If you want to learn more about hernia repair or other procedures our friendly staff will be happy to answer any of your questions and help you schedule a one-on-one consultation with a doctor.