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Umbilical Hernia

tommyguns2

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I had this surgery (umbilical) this past year. I have a very high deductible, so I had to pay for the entire thing myself. My doc told me the traditional method was cheaper and more effective than the laproscopic (sp?),and since it's at the belly button, I wouldn't be able to see any scar.

The total cost was just a little less than $5K. It included insertion of the mesh. There were no complications, but I couldn't do any exercise for 2 weeks, and then very light exercise for 4-6 weeks. Haven't had any problems over the past 9 months.
 
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