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.
Yes. I will repair incisional and umbilical hernias at the time of tummy tuck. For more complex issues i will ask a general surgeon to address hernia at the time of tummy tuck.
Agree with others. If i can determine there is a hernia before surgery i will recommend a general surgeon repair it at the time of the tummy tuck. If a small one i'd found incidentally at the time of surgery i usually repair it when tightening the muscle.
Yes, tummy & hernia. A tummy tuck and hernia repair can be performed simultaneously. However the severity of the hernia will dictate the type of repair that may be required or recommended including the possible use of mesh repair. In more advanced forms, it is not unusual to have a general surgeon repair the hernia.
Yes. An incisional or ventral hernia repair can be done at the same time as a tummy tuck. In some cases, some insurance company will actually cover the tummy tuck when there's a ventral or incisional hernia present.
Yes. It is not uncommon to have an umbilical hernia that needs repair at the same time as a tummy tuck. Some plastic surgeons feel comfortable repairing the hernia themselves and some prefer a general surgeon to repair the hernia. Discuss you specific situation with your board certified plastic surgeon so she/he can come up with the best treatment plan for you.

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I am having a tummy tuck with a groin hernia repair, my plastic surgeon is bringing in a general surgeon to do the hernia repair. This is a small groin hernia what I would like to know is what the average cost for a general surgeons time is for assisting

Insurance coverage. Typically, the hernia repair will be performed by the general surgeon, who will bill your insurance company. Read more...
Bill to insurance. The cost will vary according to technique and possible implants used but will likely be billed to your insurance company. Read more...
Varies. I would discuss this with your surgeons beforehand. Make sure the arrangement is ok with you. There is no standard. Some surgeons don't or can't take your insurance. In this case it would be nice to have a pre-arranged price. Read more...
Varies. There are no “standards” when it comes to pricing. Best to check with your surgeons prior to proceeding. Best wishes. Read more...

Can you have a tummy tuck & muscle repaired three weeks after having venial hernia repair?

no. You should wait for several months, at least six, before evaluating whether or not you are happy with the results of your recent procedure. Hopefully these are some ?S you asked your surgeon before going through this most recent surgery. Read more...
Best to wait. No, best to wait especially if you had an open hernia repair. If i see a a patient with a hernia who also has excess skin, then we do a combined procedure with the surgeon as it limits upper abdominal scars, gives a stronger repair as the divarication is repaired first, the hernia is repaired with a laparoscopic mesh, and an abdominoplasty is carried out as well. Read more...
Not advised. No it is best to wait 6-9 months for several reasons: 1) allow skin contraction 2) allow bowels to accommodate to new domain 3) assess integrity/stability of repair 4) lower risks of clotting by waiting months between major surgery. Read more...

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...

I have no incurance having a tummy tuck with a groin hernia repair. A general surgeon is assisting in hernia repair. Average cost of general surgeon?

Ask the surgeon. It will be less than the 'tummy tuck' best way is find out from the surgeon. Read more...
Speak with surgeon. A surgeon may be willing to adjust the fee for a full prepay and will be willing to discuss this with you. However there is more than just the surgeon's fee which includes operating room, special equipment, as well as implants such as mesh. Read more...
Ask your surgeon. Hernia repair cash prices will vary by the general surgeon's fee schedule. Additional operating room time and anesthesia time will probably also increase the bill. Ask beforehand. You might also be able to shop different surgery center prices. Read more...
Insurance Coverage? Hernia repairs are usually covered through insurance plans. If not, and you are planning on paying out of pocket, you will need to check with the general surgeon in regards to costs associated with the procedure. Read more...
I would bet that. The cost for health insurance for a year would be a lot less than the surgeon fees, anesthesia fees, and hospital fees to fix your hernia. Read more...