The Economics of Hernia Surgery

  • Jose Macario Faylona


Hernia surgery is one of the most common operations being done worldwide. Statistics from the different countries varies but in the US, China, and India, inguinal hernia surgery can go as high as one million cases per year [1]. Throughout the lifetime of an individual, the chance of having a hernia operation is 27% for males and 3% for females [2]. Hernia surgery involves not only inguinal hernia but also ventral or incisional hernias. Through the years, the management of hernias has evolved from tissue repairs to prosthetic repairs and laparoscopic repairs. With the advent of all of these technological breakthroughs and new techniques in hernia surgery, it is necessary to assess the economic impact of these things in terms of health care cost, as well as costs that the patients will incur.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jose Macario Faylona
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUP College of Medicine, University of the Philippines-ManilaManilaPhilippines

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