If you go see a surgeon these days, you’re more likely to hear words like minimally invasive surgery or laparoscopic surgery. Laparoscopic procedures can be utilized as a minimally invasive surgical approach to a large number of surgical needs, including gallbladder and hernia surgery. This type of enables surgeons to see inside an individual’s body without having to make a large incision.
The laparoscope is a thin tube with a small camera attached at one end. Fiber-optic instruments and video cameras transmit pictures onto a monitor screen. Single port entry laparoscopic surgery is one of the newest advances in this surgical technique, through which a laparoscopic surgery is performed through one port of entry or incision, often less than 1/2 inch in length.
Using this surgical technique, surgeons now have the capability to diagnose, treat and operate a variety of abdominal conditions and procedures including:
- Cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal)
- Appendectomy (removal of the appendix)
- Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy (LAVH)
- Bariatric gastric bypass surgeries
- Cancer treatment
Costs for inguinal hernia repair in the U.S. costs an average of $4,000 to $10,000. At facilities like Laparoscopic Solutions in Coahuila, Mexico or Almater Hospital in Mexicali, costs are reduced about 50% to 70%. The same goes for hiatal hernia repair, costing about $5,000 in the U.S. and about $2,000 in Mexico.
From gallstones to hiatal hernia repair, groin hernia repair and treatments for gastroesophageal reflux disease, more commonly known as GERD, highly trained and specialized surgeons in Mexico can get you back on your feet.