What is the cost of Hernia Surgery in chennai

What is the cost of hernia surgery in chennai

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Are you planning to repair your hernia through surgery? It is important to know how much the surgery will cost beforehand so that you can sort out the financial part and then comfortably face the surgery.

The cost of hernia surgery in Chennai, while influenced by factors such as the type and severity of the hernia, your choice of surgeon, and other variables, remains within a reasonable range. It does not exceed one lakh rupees, ensuring that you can access high-quality treatment without straining your budget.

Factors Affecting the Cost of Hernia Surgery in Chennai

Factors that contribute to the overall cost of a hernia surgery in Chennai include:

  • Consultation charges
  • Cost of diagnostic tests
  • Type of hernia
  • Severity of the hernia
  • Type of hernia surgery
  • Type of mesh used
  • Cost of anesthesia and anesthesiologist
  • Age of the patient

Consultation Charges

Consultation charges can range between Rs. 400 and Rs. 1500. Some hernia specialists provide free first consultations for hernia.

Cost of Diagnostic Tests

The cost of diagnostic tests is based on the number and kind of tests you must take. 

Diagnostic Tests Cost of the Test (in Rs.) (approx.)
Abdominal ultrasound tests
700 - 2500
Computed tomography (CT) scan
2000 - 8000
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan
2000 - 17000
Blood tests
500 - 2000

Type of Hernia

Based on the type of hernia under repair, the cost of the surgery may vary.

Type of Hernia Cost of the Surgery (in Rs.) (approx.)
Inguinal hernia
Femoral hernia
Umbilical hernia
Incisional hernia
Epigastric hernia
Hiatal hernia

Severity of the Hernia

The severity of the hernia can lengthen the surgery duration, demand more techniques to be employed, involve complex processes, and thus increase the cost of the surgery.

Hernia surgeries for small and uncomplicated hernias would cost around Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 85,000.

Complicated hernia surgeries can cost above Rs. 85,000.

Type of Hernia Surgery

There are three types of hernia surgery:

  • Herniotomy
  • Herniorrhaphy and
  • Hernioplasty

Herniorrhaphy and hernioplasty are the most common hernia surgeries and cost a little more than herniotomy.

Herniorrhaphy costs around Rs. 70,000 and Rs. 90,000, and hernioplasty costs around Rs. 85,000 and Rs. 1,00,000.

The cost of hernia surgery can also vary between open and minimally invasive procedures. Laparoscopic surgeries cost more than open surgeries, but they are usually preferred over traditional open surgeries because they cause less pain, low blood loss, and a faster recovery period.

Robotic surgeries using machines like the da vinci typically cost more than open or laparoscopic surgeries. Yet this technique is also widely preferred owing to its precise surgical procedures.

Type of Mesh Used

Different kinds of mesh are available to seal the weak spot through which the hernia sac protrudes. The type of mesh used can influence the cost of the surgery. For instance, synthetic mesh is generally more affordable than animal-derived or composite mesh.

The type of mesh is classified based on

  • Brand (Local or imported)
  • Composition (Synthetic/ Animal Derived/ Composite)
  • Absorbable or Non Absorbable
  • Model (patches, plugs or sheets)

Cost of Anesthesia and Anesthesiologist

The cost of anesthesia can vary depending on the type. General anesthesia, which is more commonly used in hernia surgeries, typically costs more than local anesthesia. The experience of the anesthesiologist also determines the price of the service.

Age of the Patient

Children and old people require longer hospitalization and more care than young patients, which can raise the price of hernia surgery.

Hernia Repair Cost Breakdown

Service Cost (in Rs.) (approx.)
Consultation fee
0 - 1,500
Diagnostic tests
500 - 20,000
Surgery fee (including anesthesia fee)
50,000 - 1,00,000
Hospitalization fee
5,000 - 40,000
Medications fee
Around 10,000


The cost of hernia surgery can vary across different hospitals and clinics in Chennai. It is important to decide on the budget for your hernia repair surgery. More importantly, getting your hernia repaired by the best hernia surgeon in Chennai is wiser.

Repairing the hernia effectively by limiting its recurrence is the best way to fix it. 

You can call different clinics or schedule an in-person appointment with a hernia specialist and learn about the facilities and offerings of the available hernia surgery options.

If you are interested in learning about the hernia surgery facilities at our hospital, you can contact us at 8602410241.

Dr. K. Amilthan MBBS., MS., FMAS., FALS.

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Dr. Amilthan
Dr. Amilthan

Dr. Amilthan is a renowned laparoscopic hernia surgeon based in Chennai, with over 20 years of experience in general surgery. He completed his MBBS and MS in General Surgery at Kilpauk Medical College and Government Royapettah Hospital in Chennai.

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