Cost Breakup of Hernia Surgery
Some of the factors that affect hernia surgery cost include-
As with any cost factor, your doctor's expertise and surgical experience alters your surgery cost. A specialist trained in advanced laparoscopy may charge anywhere between INR 1000- INR 1500 per consultation in Delhi. However, a slightly less experienced doctor may counsel for anywhere between INR 500- INR 1000. We have the best surgeon/doctor in Delhi who treats Hernia.
While a physical exam is usually enough to detect a hernia, your doctor may suggest one or more imaging tests such as X-Ray, Ultrasound, MRI and CT Scan to assess the exact location and severity of your hernia. Though rare, at times, a blood test may also be suggested to assess any underlying conditions and suggest a plausible treatment method.
Diagnostic Test for Hernia
Estimated Cost in Delhi
INR 500- INR 800
INR 800- INR 1,000
INR 2,500- INR 6,000
INR 1,500- INR 5,000
INR 300- INR 700
Type and Location of Hernia
Depending on its location, hernia is majorly classified into six (6) types. While a majority can be treated through a general surgeon, some may require specific expertise. Similarly, these specific types of hernia may also require more advanced diagnosis, treatment method or specific medical equipments. Based on same, here is an approximate cost for each-
Size and Severity
As with any treatment, the size and severity of hernia play a major role in the marker of final surgery cost as it directly decides the level of surgeon expertise required, method of surgery, surgery time, and possible complications. A general estimate for hernia treatment in its initial stages runs between INR 70,000 to INR 85,000. Whereas, a more complex and last-grade treatment may range anywhere between INR 85,000 to INR 1,00,000 and more.
Age of the Patient
A hernia can happen at any age. However, hernia in infants and older ages at times require more expertise and additional care. This is why it may act as a varying factor in some cases.
The choice of your hospital almost invariably affects the total surgery cost. This is largely because of the difference in hospital's amenities, choice of operating surgeons, infrastructure, and the holistic patient experience. The choice between a single or shared, general or deluxe room also supplements the final cost.
Method of surgery
The method of surgery most certainly defines the surgery cost. As laparoscopic surgery is more advanced, and requires specialised medical tools, it costs higher than the traditional open cut surgery.
Method of Surgery
INR- 55,000- INR 65,000
INR 70,000- INR 90,000
A hernia surgical mesh is a specialised medical instrument used to provide extra support to the damaged tissue as it heals after the surgery. It is used in more than 90% of hernia repair cases and rests as an important factor for determining specific surgery cost. Factors that differ the cost of different surgical meshes may include
- The type of surgical mesh (patches, plugs or sheets)
- Long term/ Short term (Absorbable or Non Absorbable)
- Composition (Synthetic/ Animal Derived/ Composite)
- Brand Manufacturer (Local/ Home grown)
Pre and post medication and follow up
The success of a surgery almost as equally depends on the post medications and follow up as it depends on the surgery itself. This is why medications and follow up are another factor that invariably add to the total cost.
Does Insurance Cover Hernia Operation?
Yes, since hernia repair surgery falls under the list of necessary medical procedures, the basic treatment cost is covered by almost all major general and health care insurance providers in India.
However, since every policy is different and so is the individual case, the cost bracket may differ.
Please note that as with any other treatment, insurance covers only the surgical expenses and you must be hospitalized for at least 24 hours to file the claim. Depending on the nature of your policy, you may opt for cashless/ reimbursement claims.
Post approval, insurance covers all necessary costs including diagnostics, consultation, medications, hospital admission, surgery, bed charges, stay and other miscellaneous consumables.
Some of the leading and most popular healthcare insurance providers include:
- Religare Health
- Manipal Cigna
- New India Insurance
- Bajaj Allianz General Insurance
- ICICI Lombard
- Max Bupa Health Insurance
- United India Insurance
*Health Price understands the hassles of insurance approvals. This is why one of our most popular USPs is our 30 MINUTE INSURANCE APPROVAL FACILITY. We have a dedicated team of insurance experts who can help you guide through the finer nuances of your insurance policy and help you with all the paper work, insurance and reimbursement claims.
To know more, we suggest you call us directly or fill the 'Book Your Appointment' form through /the site. Our medical coordinators could help you connect with the most specialised surgeons, ensure seamless patient experience and offer end-to-end assistance.
Why Health Price is a more cost effective option for Hernia repair treatment than any other health care provider in Delhi?
Health Price is a holistic health care provider. We not only offer you the most modern and advanced laparoscopic surgery with 3D surgical mesh, but also work with some of the most experienced and expert laparoscopic surgeons and multi-speciality surgeons in Delhi.
Not only this, we might be your best choice because of the following cost effective options:
We are with you right from your first call to the very last follow up. As soon as you book an appointment with one of our medical coordinators, we help you connect with an experienced doctor, brief you through the entire patient journey, clear all your possible queries and find you your preferred choice of consultation and surgery time. Therefore no more running around different doctors and patient reviews.
30 Minute Insurance Approval
Our team of experts will help you guide through your insurance policy and manage all the requisite paper work from your side. Therefore, no insurance hassles at all.
No Cost EMI
Not everybody has insurance and sudden surgeries can come as a heavy financial decision. This is why, we provide you the facility of - zero cost EMI so you can get your surgery now while pay later in smaller installments.
Wherever you are in Delhi, do not worry about hospital travel. We offer you free pick up and drop throughout Delhi on the day of your surgery and take care of all necessary requirements. Our cab would reach your residence, take you to the assigned hospital and drop you and your attendant back to your place safely post-operation.
Treatment does not end at surgery, nor does our alliance with you. We offer you a free followup post surgery and make sure you are recovering well and have no complications or side effects.
Dedicated Care Buddy
We also assign you a dedicated 'Care buddy' on the day of your surgery. This person will stay with you in your hospital throughout your surgery time and assist you through all the paperwork, including admission and discharge, thus making your experience seamless.
If you are looking for a second consultation, or planning a hernia repair surgery in Delhi, we suggest you directly reach us through our /site. Our medical coordinators will help you end-to-end through the entire process and help clear all your specific doubts and queries. You could also 'book appointment' directly through the site by filling in our 'book my appointment form' and our experts will revert you the soonest within the next 24 hours.
*Disclaimer: The content is written and reviewed as per the expertise and knowledge of the author and reviewer. For a final call related to ailment, we highly recommend people to Consult with a Specialized Doctor and take necessary decisions as per the Doctor's suggestions.