Repair of Umbilical Hernia (irrespective of age)

Repair of Umbilical Hernia (irrespective of age)

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An umbilical hernia repair is a procedure to mend a weak area in the abdominal wall that’s in or near the belly button. This is to stop part of the contents of the abdomen from bulging through the weakness. Its repair is either performed as open or keyhole (laparoscopic) surgery.

During the procedure, your child’s doctor will either make one cut (open surgery) or several smaller cuts and use various special instruments to repair the hernia. They will carefully push the tissue back into place and strengthen the abdominal wall muscles to stop the umbilical hernia from returning. They may insert a mesh covering to protect the weaker areas.

The procedure usually takes about 45 minutes, and your child will either be asleep (keyhole) or awake with the area numbed (open surgery) so they won’t experience any pain.

Repair of Umbilical Hernia (irrespective of age) Costs

ProcedureLength of stayProcedure priceProcedure code
Repair of Umbilical Hernia (irrespective of age)Daycase£2,595T2400

What's included?

  • Daycase accommodation in a private en-suite room, including nursing care and patient meals.
  • Consultant Surgeon and Consultant Anaesthetist professional fees.
  • Theatre procedure including medication and consumables pertaining to the procedure being performed.
  • Pre-admission assessment with a nurse.
  • Inpatient physiotherapy, if required.
  • Discharge medication pertaining to the condition being treated by this package.

What's not included?

  • Additional procedures and additional prosthesis, if required.
  • Intensive Care or High Dependency Care, if required.
  • Additional diagnostics, pathology and histology if carried out.
  • Personal expenses – telephone calls, additional catering, etc.

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