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The Doctor performed a Left Flank Hernia Repair with Mesh Implantation. What
Be careful with this codes. You have to read the Operative Report and find out what
type of procedure was performed. Was it Laparoscopic or Open Repair.

For Laparoscopic Procedure:

Look at:
49652     Laparoscopy, surgical, repair, ventral, umbilical, spigelian or epigastric
hernia (includes mesh insertion, when performed); reducible

49653     Laparoscopy, surgical, repair, ventral, umbilical, spigelian or epigastric
hernia (includes mesh insertion, when performed); incarcerated or strangulated

***as you can see, the Mesh Insertion is alrfeady included with the CPT Codes

For the OPEN Procedure

49560     Repair initial incisional or ventral hernia; reducible

49561     Repair initial incisional or ventral hernia; incarcerated or strangulated

Print Code Detail Summary     49565     Repair recurrent incisional or ventral
hernia; reducible

49566     Repair recurrent incisional or ventral hernia; incarcerated or strangulated

49568     Implantation of mesh or other prosthesis for open incisional or ventral
hernia repair or mesh for closure of debridement for necrotizing soft tissue infection
(List separately in addition to code for the incisional or ventral hernia repair)
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