AAPC - Back to school
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Repair of Ventral Hernia, initial or recurrent?

  1. #1

    Default Repair of Ventral Hernia, initial or recurrent?

    AAPC: Back to School
    I would like another opinion on this, the physician has a patient that has persistent pain at previous hernia repair. He does an abdominal exploration with removal of prosthetic and repair of ventral hernia. Would you consider this an initial hernia repair or recurrent hernia repair? Thank You
    Last edited by bethh05; 02-16-2009 at 08:12 AM. Reason: spelling

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Bristol VA

    Post hernia repair

    I would think it's a recurrent hernia. Pt had a previous hernia repair, prosthetic (mesh?) and a 'repair of ventral hernia'...sounds recurrent to me.

  3. #3


    I am agree with the recurrent, already corrected, this is like a revision

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2007


    I would double check to make sure its the same type of hernia as well.

Similar Threads

  1. recurrent or initial inguinal hernia??
    By buppkl in forum General Surgery
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-10-2010, 04:27 PM
  2. Bilat Inguinal hernia 1 initial, 1 recurrent
    By nlpurvis in forum General Surgery
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-09-2010, 11:43 AM
  3. Laparoscopkic recurrent ventral hernia
    By irodcis in forum General Surgery
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-07-2010, 02:11 PM
  4. Hernia Repairs - Initial and Recurrent
    By rcollins in forum General Surgery
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-16-2009, 07:23 AM
  5. Removal of mesh with recurrent ventral hernia repair
    By rumpshaker2 in forum General Surgery
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-16-2009, 04:41 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.