Specialty surgeon complete packaged procedure for an umbilical hernia repair. An umbilical hernia repair is the repair of the protrusion of soft tissues through the umbilical (navel). A herniorrhaphy is one type of hernia repair where the surgeon makes an incision in the abdomen 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 umbilical area. 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.
The umbilical hernia repair treatment cost includes the facility fee, physician’s fee, related medical procedures, and drugs required to administer the plan of care. The package includes all hospital material for the surgery, doctors’ fees, pre-surgery blood work. Not included are diagnostic studies, consultations with additional specialists, and cost of complication management; travel, food, and lodging.