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    Talking Ventral Hernia x2

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    Should I code for 2 Hernia repairs with the same incision? Here is part of his OP: I had previously marked the 2 hernia sites which were located in the periumbilical region and approx 4 cm above the umbilicus. I made a transverse elliptical incision just above the superior aspect of the umbilicus & carried this down and dissected superiorly towards the larger hernia sac. This was dissected off the surrounding tissue and then excised at the level of the fascia. I then dissected the umbilical hernia sac off the surrounding tissue & then escised at the level of the fascia. I then dissected the umbilical hernia sac off the surrounding tissue & then excised this at the level of the fascia. There was an approximately 1.5 cm fascial bridge between the two hernias and I opted to open this up.....
    I would appreciate input...

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    I only code one repair when two [or more] hernias are repaired together, thru one incision, and, if applicable, using one mesh.
    Connie Martin

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