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Frequently Asked Questions
YOUR HERNIA SURGERY
Q: WHAT OTHER CHARGES WILL I FACE WITH MY HERNIA SURGERY?
A: Except for your travel expenses, you will only spend $1,900 to have your hernia repaired.
Q: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE HERNIA TREATMENT I WILL RECEIVE WITH AFFORDABLE HERNIA SURGERY AND MY LOCAL HOSPITAL?
A: There is no difference between the quality of hernia treatment you receive. We are board-certified hernia doctors who specialize in hernia surgery have cared for thousands of patients across the county from Florida to California. We cut no corners in the care we provide.
Q: I'VE HEARD THAT SOME HERNIA MESH HAS BEEN RECALLED. SHOULD I BE CONCERNED WITH HAVING A HERNIA SURGERY DONE WITH MESH?
A: The Kugel hernia mesh was recalled in 2005. We have never used this type of mesh in any of our hernia operations.
Q: IS IT SAFE TO TRAVEL A LONG DISTANCE TO HAVE HERNIA SURGERY?
A: It is absolutely safe. Our patients have come from as far away as California for their hernia surgery.
Q: I HAVE HERNIAS IN BOTH GROINS. CAN THEY BE FIXED IN THE SAME HERNIA SURGERY?
A: Yes they can be fixed in the same hernia operation. The fee for bilateral hernia surgery is $3,200.
Q: I'VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT GETTING A VASECTOMY. CAN THIS BE DONE AT THE SAME TIME AS MY HERNIA SURGERY?
A: Combining vasectomy with hernia surgery makes sense and can be done while you are sedated. The additional fee for a vasectomy is $450 plus a small lab fee.
Q: WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF USING MESH DURING A HERNIA SURGERY?
A: There are two major advantages to using mesh for a hernia surgery. First of all, studies have shown that hernias repaired using mesh virtually never come back. Before the use of mesh, recurrence rates were reported to be as high as 10%. With our mesh technique, the recurrence rate of a hernia is less than one percent.
The other major advantage of mesh is that patients whose hernias are repaired using mesh have a much easier recovery after the hernia operation because there is much less tension on the muscles compared to a hernia repair where abdominal muscles are stretched with sutures to cover the hernia opening. Our experience is that most patients are back to work within 5 to 7 days, and we never restrict patients' activities after hernia surgery.