Inguinal Hernia Surgery Options Calculator

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. 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.