Deborah Posted Thu 29th of October, 2009 16:04:26 PM
I have a recurrent umbilical hernia repair. But there is no additional information as to extra difficulty in the report except to say that the old mesh was removed. Does anyone know the typical time of a regular umbilical hernia repair
SuperCoder Answered Wed 04th of November, 2009 06:16:37 AM
The operation usually takes 30 to 45 minutes or less depending on the method used, in-case of large hernia it may take some more extra time.
Darlene Answered Wed 02nd of December, 2009 00:09:12 AM
THE RECUURENT CODE PAYS MORE AND THAT INCLUDES THE REMOVAL OF THE MESH