How to get hernia surgery done without burning a hole in your pocket
Posted By: ethernum; Category: Health; November 3, 2008
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This article is about the various surgery options for hernia and how can you get it done very affordably in Mexico without compromising on the quality.
Understand the available treatment options for hernia. Open Mesh Surgery: A small incision is made at the hernia site. The bulging tissue is then returned to the abdominal cavity. The repair of this area is completed by first sealing the hernia rupture or hole with a plug made of a sterile mesh material, and then suturing a piece of sterile mesh material over the mesh seal. Laparoscopic Surgery: The patient is put under general anesthesia. A surgeon inserts small tubes through the abdominal wall, one of which is a tiny video camera and performs the surgery while viewing the hernia on a TV monitor. As with the open mesh method, mesh is used to repair the hernia site.
The cost of hernia surgery in the US: In the US, a hernia surgery may cost you between $10,000 - $ 11,000 on an average.
The cost of hernia surgery in Mexico: Even if you have insurance, check if it covers hernia, because some health plans qualify some forms of hernia surgery as "elective". But more than 40 million Americans don't have insurance. This is where medical tourism in Mexico comes to the rescue. At about a third the cost, you get top-class medical care at Mexican hospitals. These hospitals are JCI-accredited and have strict standards on hygiene. Also, Mexico is the closest quality medical tourism destination for Americans. Mexico hernia surgeons are highly qualified and experienced in all surgical methods available.
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