Laparoscopic hernia repair in India starts from 3000-4500 USD. The total cost of the treatment depends on the diagnosis and facilities opted by the patient.
Laparoscopic Hernia Repair is a technique used to fix tears in the abdominal wall muscle using tiny incisions, a telescope called a laparoscope connected to a special camera and a mesh. During this procedure, the doctor can view the surrounding tissue of the hernia on a video screen. The incisions made are often only a quarter-inch, and you only need three or four small incisions. Over the hernia defect, the doctor puts a surgical mesh and holds it with surgical staples.
Additionally, unlike with other procedures, the mesh is only placed behind the muscle with weakness. Plus, the hernia is fixed from the inside. As such, this surgery may take longer and requires the use of advanced laparoscopic equipment.
Unlike the open method, general anesthesia is used for the procedure. In some instances, your surgeon may choose to use spinal or regional anesthesia. It’s also an outpatient procedure, and you can go home the same day after the surgery. However, not all hernia repairs use this method. The most common conditions to use this method are;
- Ventral or incision hernia
- Inguinal hernia
- Parastomal hernia