A hernia is an opening in the abdominal muscle wall which can allow the inner lining to protrude and form a pouch. This bulge may contain abdominal fat or intra-abdominal organs. This is very common as approximately 5 million people in the U.S. develop hernias every year. Common symptoms of hernias include pain or pressure at the site of the hernia, or a small bulge or lump when lifting heavy objects. Whether an inguinal (groin), ventral/umbilical (belly button), or hiatal hernia is present, Dr. Leithead uses the newest laparoscopic and robotic technology to repair the hernia and resolve your symptoms.
Insurance approval for bariatric surgery can be a difficult maze to maneuver. Our practice has 7 Patient Advocates who focus on obtaining insurance approval for patients. They will verify your insurance and walk you through any required prerequisites prior to surgery. When you call our office you will be introduced to your Patient Advocate who will work with you until the time you are scheduled for surgery.
If your insurance does not cover bariatric surgery, your Patient Advocate will discuss our cash pay prices and financing options.
Dr. Leithead accepts all insurances, including Medicare.
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