Specialty Surgeon Complete Packaged Procedure for Inguinal Hernia Repair – Unilateral is a procedure reserved for patients with non-incarcerated bilateral hernias and multiply recurrent hernias.
The main advantage of this procedure is rapid recovery after bilateral hernia repair which is impressive. In the case of a multiply recurrent hernia laparoscopic repair provides access to the hernia through tissues which have not already been operated upon and therefore the anatomy is clear and undistorted since the hernia is being approached from the inside rather than the outside. Performing a laparoscopic hernia repair on a patient who has had a recurrence after a previous laparoscopic repair is a formidable task and is ill advised.
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.