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What is included in the all-inclusive price?
Surgeon's fee, anesthesia fee, facility fee and post-operative evaluation
Do you accept insurance?
We accept Medicare and some private insurances. Call our office for more details
Do I need my stitches removed?
No. We use absorbable skin suture that will dissolve with time as well as a surgical glue that usually falls off after 1-2 weeks
Do you use mesh for the hernia repair?
Yes, most of the time. We discuss all options, risks, benefits and alternative treatments with every patient. In some cases we perform a primary repair with no mesh
Can I have two hernias repaired at the same time?
How big is the incision?
Most incisions are between 2-3 inches. They can be larger depending on the weight of the patient and the size of the hernia
Is the procedure open or laparoscopic?
The quoted prices are for open surgery. We also perform all different types of laparoscopic hernia repair
How can I make a payment?
You can pay through our website, by phone or at the office. We accept all major credit cards and cash
How long does a consultation take?
A typical consultation takes between 20-30 minutes but will vary depending on the complexity of the patient and the hernia
Do I need an ultrasound or other imaging?
Some patients with inguinal hernias will need additional imaging. They are usually indicated when the hernia is not palpable. Sometimes with umbilical hernias an ultrasound is required to rule out additional defects. For some large incisional hernias a CT of the abdomen might be recommended
Is the procedure outpatient?
Most inguinal, umbilical and epigastric hernias are done outpatient. Quoted prices are for an outpatient procedure. An overnight stay can be arranged for an additional price
Do I need medical clearance?
Yes. Most patients need medical clearance. This can be done with your primary doctor or by a board certified internal medicine doctor in our office for $300 (this includes evaluation, preoperative labs and electrocardiogram). It can even be done the same day of your initial visit. No appointment needed