Specialty Surgeon Complete Packaged Procedure for a Hernia Repair – Umbilical. A hernia is a defect in the abdominal wall, in which the inside layers of the abdominal muscle have weakened resulting in a bulge or tear. In the same way that an inner tube pushes through a damaged tire, the inner lining of the abdomen pushes through the weakened area of the abdominal wall to form a small bubble or balloon-like sac.
Hernia Repair is the repair of the protrusion of soft tissues through the inguinal canal. A Herniorrhaphy is one type of hernia repair where the surgeon makes an incision in your groin and pushes the protruding intestine/tissue back into your abdomen, then repairs the weakened or torn muscle by sewing it together. The other repair is a Hernioplasty which is something like patching a tire The surgeon inserts a piece of synthetic mesh to cover the entire inguinal area, including all potential hernia openings. The patch is usually secured with sutures, clips or staples. Hernioplasty can be performed conventionally, with a single long incision over the hernia. but is often done laparoscopically, using several small incisions rather than one large incision.
Treatment cost includes the facility fee, physician’s fee, related medical procedures and drugs required to administer the plan of care. Not included are diagnostic studies, consultations with additional specialists and cost of complication management; travel, food and lodging.