If you are affected by an umbilical hernia, you are at risk of having the hernia evolve into a much more serious condition.  An umbilical hernia repair surgery is a procedure used to repair the hernia and eliminate the risk of an emergency.

The downside of the procedure is that it can be expensive in the US.  Canadians, on the other hand, might have to be placed in a long waiting list.  In both cases, Costa Rica offers them the possibility of avoiding the risk by having the hernia repaired at a much lower price and in a hospital that’s every bit as good as the ones they have at home, and in some cases, people say even better.

A hernia happens when your intestine breaches a weak spot on the muscles in front of the stomach.  It can go undetected for a long time until it starts to hurt or causes a “bump” on your skin.  By that time, it’s usually too late for adults to wait for the hernia to heal itself and needs to be repaired surgically.

During the procedure, the surgeon simply pushes the intestine back into place and repairs the affected spot on the muscle so that the hernia doesn’t develop again.  It is a low risk, standard procedure done under general anesthesia.  The patient will need to rest for a few days, although total recovery will take 3 or 4 weeks. Read more

If you have an umbilical hernia, a careless moment like lifting a heavy TV, or a simple jump can send you to the hospital, where the procedure would be high-risk and even more expensive.  Why wait when you can just go to Costa Rica, pay pennies on the dollar, and go back home with the problem solved?

The average cost of an umbilical hernia repair surgery in Costa Rica is $7,900 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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