Inguinal Hernia Surgery Options Calculator – For Adults

Use the tool below to see what surgical options may be available to you.*


  • Prostate removal for cancer
  • Pulmonary embolism or DVT
  • Stroke
  • Mechanical heart valve
  • Prior laparoscopic or robotic repair of your current hernia


*This tool is not a substitute for a surgical opinion. These options are just estimates and may not be accurate for some patients. This calculator is not relevant to children. Many more variables come into play into surgical decision making, and seeing a hernia specialist is the only way to understand which options are available and best for an individual patient. We created this page so that patients coming to see a hernia specialist are able to do more focused reading or research before or after a consultation.  Specific questions and answers can be seen in our FAQ page.  Many people have unique questions or needs that can be addressed at a consultation with a hernia surgery specialist.