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Is it possible to have tubal reversal with a umbilical hernia repair? and is tummy tucks (witch hazel) insured or payed half?

Is it possible to have tubal reversal with a umbilical hernia repair? and is tummy tucks (witch hazel) insured or payed half?

Possible: It's definitely possible to have tubal reversal with a hernia repair together: depending on how big/complicated the hernia is your tubal surgeon may be able to do both, or it might require a general surgeon to do the hernia. I do not know your insurance or insurance plans in CA but nationwide most insurers do NOT cover elective plastic surgery at all. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining protrudes thru, creating a sac. Organs from within the abdominal cavity, such as the intestine, can protrude thru the hole and get stuck in the sac. Many hernias develop during fetal life and become evident in childhood or as an adult. Some develop following a prior abdominal operation. The cornerstone ...Read more


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Can I get a hernia repair and tummy tuck at the same time?

Can I get a hernia repair and tummy tuck at the same time?

Hernia & tummy tuck: The answer depends on the type of hernia. Both ventral and umbilical hernias can be, and frequently are, addressed during a tummy tuck. If your plastic surgeon prefers, she or he may have a general surgeon perform the hernia repair during the tummy tuck. ...Read more

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What is mash in hernia repair?

What is mash in hernia repair?

Replacement: Mesh is often placed in the repair of groin or abdominal hernias. The mesh is made of plastic material with small holes and looks like a sheet. The holes allow the body's tissue to grow into the mesh and this re-enforces the repair. ...Read more

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How much does a hernia repair cost?

How much does a hernia repair cost?

"thousands": Important variables include the type of repair, surgeon's cost, anesthesiologist's cost, hospital (or ambulatory surgery center's) cost, etc. Some states publish average costs per hospital per procedure (check out healthcarecompare in il). If you ask to meet with a hospital representative, they should be able to get a better estimate. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are recent trends of hernia repair?

Minimally invasive: Hernia's are being approached by minimally invasive techniques. This allows the repair by small incisions. This allows you to return to work sooner and causes less scar. To repair the hernia the trend is to use artificial material. The quality of repair using cameras and artificial material seems to work well and last a long time. ...Read more

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What cares should be taken after hernia repair?

What cares should be taken after hernia repair?

Inguinal hernia?: If yes, do some light stretch exercises, drink water, avoid constipation diet, avoid strenuous exercises (weight lifting). Use common sense to avoid recurrence of hernia. ...Read more

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Why would it be best for an open hernia repair?

Surgeon experience: Recurrence rates can be higher in laparoscopic surgery based on the degree of experience and techniques used. Often a "bilateral" or both sided repair can be done via small incisions. If it's only one sided, the "extra" dissection during laparoscopic surgery of the opposite side is unnecessary and may pose potential for additional scarring. ...Read more

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How long for recovery of hernia repair using mesh?

How long for recovery of hernia repair using mesh?

Not long: Recovery from uncomplicated inguinal hernia will be very brief , in less than 4 to 6 wks , that is the minimum time that nature needs to lay down the collagen fibers to complete the healing process , in mesh repair which is tension free , can be active much earlier ...Read more

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Can you suggest where i can get free hernia repair?

Can you suggest where i can get free hernia repair?

Hernia repair: You could try to go to a clinic at a university hospital in your area. Also there are some volunteer organizations that do them for no charge. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Hernia Repair (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall through which the lining of the abdominal cavity protrudes, creating a sac. Hernias are common in the groin, belly button, upper-midline, or associated w/scars. The exact method of repair varies w/the type & size of the hernia as well as patient-factors, however, the basic principle is the same: close the hole, often ...Read more