CPT Code: 49585
What is an Umbilical Hernia?
An umbilical hernia is a type of hernia located around your umbilicus, also called your bellybutton or navel.
Some signs/symptoms of an umbilical hernia:
Bulge at or near your navel
Pain at or near your navel
A bulge that increases with straining or forceful contraction (coughing)
In children, a bulge can be seen with crying
An umbilical hernia is very common. During pregnancy, the umbilical cord enters through a small opening in the baby’s abdomen. Typically, this opening closes shortly after birth but if the muscles do not join completely, then a weakness develops through the abdominal wall. An umbilical hernia can be seen at birth or develop over time.
Some risk for developing an umbilical hernia:
Ascites, or increased fluid in the abdomen
Your symptoms should determine how quickly surgery should be performed. If the hernia is non-painful and easily reducible, then the surgery can be performed when it’s convenient for you. However, if the hernia is painful, not reducible, or associated with nausea/vomiting or changes in bowel function, then surgery should be performed on a more emergent basis as this can signify incarcerated or trapped intestine through the hernia.The type of operation depends on the hernia size and if it is a repeat hernia. Your health, age, anesthesia risk, and the surgeon’s expertise are also important.
The procedure will be performed by one of our surgeons specializing in General Surgery, and typically lasts about 60-90 minutes. At the conclusion of the procedure, you will be transferred to the post anesthesia care unit, where you will be cared for by one of our highly experienced registered nurses.
Watchful waiting is an option for a hernia without symptoms. Some patients elect not to undergo surgery until they develop symptoms.
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What is included
Postop Visit(s)* (if applicable)
Diagnostics* (if applicable)
Durable Medical Equipment (crutches, splints)*
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