umbilical hernia

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    Hernia repair with mesh

    Hi Everyone CPT coding allows extra code for mesh placement for incisional and ventral hernia , but not for umbilical hernia. Any thoughts on why umbilical hernia repair is not compensated extra for mesh. thank you all !
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    Open Hernia with laparoscopy mesh repair cpt code

    My surgeon did an open umbilical hernia repair and then placed mesh laparoscopic. Which CPT code open hernia repair 49587 or laparoscopic hernia repair 49653 will work. Please help.