"thousands" Important variables include the type of repair, surgeon's cost, anesthesiologist's cost, hospital (or ambulatory surgery center's) cost, etc. Some states publish average costs per hospital per procedure (check out healthcarecompare in il). If you ask to meet with a hospital representative, they should be able to get a better estimate. Good luck.
Depends on the type. The cost of hernia repair depends on the type of hernia, where it is done (hospital vs. Outpatient surgery center), and the techniques and mesh used to repair it. Hernia repairs are covered by health insurance but many general surgeons can offer self-pay pricing for common hernia repair such as inguinal, umbilical, and incisional hernias from $1-5k depending on the type of hernia.