Costs are dependent on the type of operation you choose and the cover provided by your insurer. If you have no insurance, the cost will be higher.
Costs are based on fees for the surgeon and anaesthetist (including any clinic visits), the hospital stay and theatre time, and the cost of equipment used. Laparoscopic costs tend to be slightly higher because of extra equipment used. Estimates of costs can be provided.
Sometimes there are additional costs for radiology, pathology or other specialist tests. It is worth checking with your insurer to see what is covered by your policy. If the hernia is a consequence of an accident and is covered by ACC, the operation may be fully or partially funded. This needs to be discussed.