How Much Will My Hernia Surgery Cost?
Even with insurance, you may end up spending a lot for your hernia surgery. And it’s the questions you don’t ask that can cost you thousands of dollars.
The cost of surgery is the sum of the following charges:
- The charge for the operating room
- The charge for the anesthesiology
- The charge for the surgeon
All of these providers get paid a lot less when a patient has insurance or Medicare. When treating a patient with health insurance, the doctors and the hospital will often have a contract which limits how much they can charge. Unfortunately, most doctors and hospitals do not want to disclose these real fees until after the surgery. This makes it impossible to estimate the real cost of the operation beforehand.
If the doctors or hospital do not have a contract with your insurance company, or if you are uninsured, they can charge whatever they want! So don’t pay more than you need to! Visit our hernia surgery center instead!
Hernia Surgery at Hospitals
In general, surgery at hospitals is much more expensive than at surgery centers. In fact, we have found that hospital charges alone can often be four or five times as much as the total cost in our surgery center. And since hospitals’ charges are calculated after your surgery is done, they often are very reluctant to give you an estimate before your hernia repair.
How Much Will It Cost Me?
At AffordableHerniaSurgery.com, we believe in complete transparency in disclosing what our surgery will cost YOU. So these are our estimated total costs of your surgery. These estimates include the charges for anesthesia, the surgery center, and your surgery. These amounts vary depending on the insurance company because of the differences in contracted rates.
|Procedure||CPT code||Affordable Hernia Surgery||Blue Cross||United Health Care||Cigna||Aetna|
|Repair Inguinal hernia||49505||1900||2650||3800||5000||5000|
|Repair Recurrent Inguinal hernia||49520||1900||2500||3900||4100||4100|
|Repair Incarcerated Inguinal hernia||49507||1900||2825||3825||4100||4100|
|Repair Umbilical hernia||49585||1900||2650||3750||4550||4832|
|Repair Incarcerated Umbilical hernia||49587||1900||2700||4000||3850||4600|
|Repair of Ventral hernia with mesh||49560 + 49668||2700||3500||5575||5533||5425|
For further details on insurance deductibles and paying cash, please read this.
Since our price is always less than the insurance rates, many patients with high deductibles choose to not use their insurance and pay our “cash” fee. But even if you use your insurance, you can often save hundreds (and sometimes thousands) of dollars at our hernia center. So don’t spend more than you have to. Contact us today!