Understanding Inguinal Hernia

Inguinal hernias result from a weakness in the abdominal muscles, creating spaces where intestines and other tissues can slip through and protrude, commonly resulting in a large bulge that may cause pain when lifting heavy objects coughing or bending over.

Unfortunately, an inguinal hernia will not improve on its own and may need surgery, especially if it becomes painful or progress to develop complications.

Inguinal Hernia Repairs fall within the General Surgical Specialty, despite its name, is the surgical specialty that focuses on surgical treatment of abdominal organs and often includes endocrine surgery, breast surgery and hernia surgery (Department of Health, 2010)

Inguinal Hernias are the most common surgical procedure completed in the General Surgery speciality. As such, the waiting list for surgery in public hospitals for Inguinal Hernia Repair Surgery can be up to 348 days.

An Insight into Hernias

Symptoms of an Inguinal Hernia

  • A bulge in the area on either side of your pubic bone, which becomes more apparent when you’re upright, especially if you cough or strain
  • A burning or aching sensation at the bulge
  • Pain or discomfort in your groin, especially when bending over, coughing or lifting
  • A heavy or dragging sensation in your groin
  • Weakness or pressure in your groin
  • Occasionally, males may experience pain and swelling around the testicles when the protruding intestine descends into the scrotum


Mayo Clinic, 2021

Keyhole Inguinal Hernia Repair

  • One single surgery fee
  • The total price advertised is for the surgery, anaesthetics, and hospital fees associated with this procedure.
    Additional fees will be payable to your specialist for consultation and follow-up appointments.

  • Reduced waiting times for consultation & surgery
  • Your expected hospital stay is 0 to 1 nights

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What's Included, & what isn't included

The Rapid Path to Treatment packages are a fixed cost, and the price will include the following:

Specialist Surgery Fee

Hospital Surgery Fee

Anesthetist Surgery Fee

Assistant Surgery Fee

Pre-admission clinic consultation with general physicians if clinically necessary

Medications provided for use during your hospital admission

Prothesis and disposable equipment used in surgery

In-hospital Overnight Stay if deemed clinically necessary for your procedure

Access to a dedicated Nursing hotline, (02) 9001 2065, for on-demand support and advice when you need it following your return home after surgery

Post-surgery visits during your inpatient hospital stay by your treating Specialist

1 bulk billed post op follow up consultation (if you have a Medicare card)

Rapid Path To Treatment Program Fee

What is NOT include:

Initial clinic consultation with your surgeon

Discharge prescriptions or medications

Any accommodation costs incurred to access your hospital, including airline, hotel stays, and transport fees.

Any diagnostics such as pathology and radiology imaging for diagnosis or completed in an out-patient setting

Any hardware and disposable surgical equipment used during your surgery deemed clinically necessary but was not included in your initial informed financial consent

*Our goal is to include as much care as possible in our price. Though, certain things are not included as they may not be necessary for the procedure or other reasons, such as an overnight stay in the hospital. Our team aims to ensure that you or your nominated next kin is made aware of any additional charges that may be incurred outside of the bundle package you proceed with; informed financial consent will be provided should this occur.