A 23-year-old female asked:
how much is umbilical hernia repair?
4 doctor answers
Dr. Marvin Den answered
44 years experience Internal Medicine
Insurance?: If you have insurance it will likely be covered. Otherwise you need to ask the doctor and perhaps do some shopping around for a good surgeon at a reasonable price.
Answered on Apr 5, 2013
Dr. David Henry answered
11 years experience General Surgery
Several thousand: It depends on how big the hernia is and how the surgeon fixes it (open or laparoscopically). The total cost includes the surgeon's fee, the anesthesiologist, nurses, operating room and equipment, and medications. This is usually several thousand dollars. Insurance should cover the surgery. If you don't have insurance, some surgeons' offices will work with you to reduce the cost.
Answered on Oct 11, 2017
Dr. David Earle answered
30 years experience General Surgery
Variable: The actual cost depends on the technique of repair, type of anesthesia, and location of repair. One thing to be sure however is that the quality of the repair is not figured in to the cost. Do your research, and choose a surgeon with whom you have confidence. Sorry to drone on, but its not a simple issue in the us.
Answered on Apr 13, 2013
Dr. Erik Borncamp answered
24 years experience Wound care
3 charges: Surgeon, location, anesthesia. The surgeon is usually the cheapest. If you don't have insurance most surgeons will give u a discount. Anesthesia will often discount their price as well. The hospital is the largest cost but you may qualify for charity if you don't have insurance. In that case it may be free. Find a surgeon willing to work with you.
Answered on Apr 25, 2017
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