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Why is it that hospitals consider hernia repair "cosmetic surgery"?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not Cosmetic

Hernia repair should not be considered “cosmetic surgery”; consequences of incarceration or strangulation of a hernia can be quite serious.
I would suggest that you make sure that there has not been some type of miscommunication.

In brief: Not Cosmetic

Hernia repair should not be considered “cosmetic surgery”; consequences of incarceration or strangulation of a hernia can be quite serious.
I would suggest that you make sure that there has not been some type of miscommunication.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Hernia

Any hernia, large or small can become strangulated.
In this situation a portion the intestine which is trapped within the hernia is strangled and its blood supply is cut off. Losing its blood supply the intestine becomes gangrenous and then ruptures. Ruptured intestine is as bad or worse as a ruptured appendix and requires emergency surgery.

In brief: Hernia

Any hernia, large or small can become strangulated.
In this situation a portion the intestine which is trapped within the hernia is strangled and its blood supply is cut off. Losing its blood supply the intestine becomes gangrenous and then ruptures. Ruptured intestine is as bad or worse as a ruptured appendix and requires emergency surgery.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics

In brief: Blame insurance

It's not then hospitals but the insurance companies that set the rules.

In brief: Blame insurance

It's not then hospitals but the insurance companies that set the rules.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Dr. Oscar Novick
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Dr. Tim Neavin
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: I dont think...

...They do. It is functional, not cosmetic.

In brief: I dont think...

...They do. It is functional, not cosmetic.
Dr. Tim Neavin
Dr. Tim Neavin
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