Bad posture, carrying excessive weight, or carrying weight inappropriately can cause the intestine to migrate into an opening in the groin muscle.  Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair surgery is a procedure that corrects this condition and prevents it from happening again.

The procedure can be terribly expensive for many Americans. Canadians can get it at an affordable price, but the waiting time for surgery can be many months, which leaves them at risk of complications. However, there is a fast and inexpensive alternative:  Fly to Costa Rica and have the surgery at an affordable price — and without sacrificing quality or service.

During the surgery, the surgeon puts the intestine back into place carefully, and closes the gap or weak point of the muscle so that the intestine doesn’t fall out of place again.  It is a standard procedure that all surgeons are familiar with and the risk of complications with the operation is minimal.  Recovery is quite fast and in the best cases, patients are able to return home on the day of the surgery after a brief recovery time in the hospital.  However, most require at least one or two days in the hospital.  It is recommended that for the next couple of weeks after the surgery, the patient takes it easy and gets lots of rest.  He or she will also need to follow a specific diet. Read more

An untreated inguinal hernia is a time bomb.  Unless you take good care of yourself, it can develop into an emergency situation at any time.  Don’t risk your life.  Come to Costa Rica, where you can eliminate this risk once and for all and go back home with peace of mind.

Here in Costa Rica, the average cost of a laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair surgery with mesh is $8,650 US dollars for surgery on one side.  If you require surgery on both sides, the average cost with mesh is $9,400 US dollars.  For laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair surgery with mesh plus AbsorbaTack™ on one side, the average cost is $9,750 US Dollars.  Your package will also include:

  • Private transportation (1 airport and 3 hospital round trip transfers)
  • Hospital Costs (surgery room, equipment, supplies, medications, etc.)
  • Hospitalization if needed (companion can stay at no extra cost)
  • Medical team fees (surgeon, assistant and anesthesiologist)
  • Regular discharge medication
  • Pre-operative exams (blood tests, EKG and an evaluation by an internist)
  • Pre-op and Post-op appointment with lead surgeon

Please keep in mind that these prices do not include the costs incurred in case of medical complications, extended hospital stays, blood transfusions, etc., which although rare, can occur and therefore could increase the final price. Hide this content.

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