Veterinary Surgery Service

131 Hospital Drive N.E. Suite 2
Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548


Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair

The diaphragm is the muscular separation between the chest and abdominal cavities that functions as a barrier and aids in respiration. Diaphragmatic hernia is the disruption of the diaphragm which allows abdominal organs to migrate into the chest cavity. Many times, diaphragmatic hernias occur following a traumatic event, such as being hit by a car. The other type of hernia that occurs in cats and dogs is congenital.  The pet has this at birth.

How much does Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair Cost?

The all inclusive fee is $2,200.00 for an acute diaphragmatic hernia repair  / $3,500.00 for a congenital diaphragmatic hernia repair

This includes:

  • Intake Physical Examination
  • Pre-Anesthetic Bloodwork: CBC, full chemistry panel, clotting profile when indicated
  • EKG
  • I.V. Catheter
  • I.V. Fluids
  • Pre-Anesthetic analgesia drugs
  • Preoperative imaging (radiographs, CT scan)
  • Anesthesia induction drugs tailored to the individual patient 
  • Anesthesia Maintenance on isoflurane with ventilator assisted breathing
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair Surgery
  • Anesthesia monitoring by: EKG, CO2 end tidal, O2 saturation, Blood pressure, body temperature
  • Postoperative imaging (radiographs, CT scan)
  • Post-surgical recovery monitoring
  • Hospitalization as required
  • Take home medications
  • Recheck appointments