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Bilateral and umbilical hernia - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   i have bilateral and umbilical hernia
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   How old are you?
User :   57
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you have any other health problems?
User :   can both bilateral and umbilical hernia operated at the same time.
Doctor :   do you have any other health problems?
User :   blood pressure, under control
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   How much was is your BP now?
User :   130_85
Doctor :   The surgery for your hernias can be done in one sitting- but it will depend on a few things
User :   what is your suggestion
Doctor :   the nature/ size of your hernias
Doctor :   Ideally you should be able to get
Doctor :   the surgery done in one sitting
User :   is it done under local anaesthicia
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   it can be done under spinal anaesthesia
User :   approximate cost in a private hospital
Doctor :   are you looking at a corporate hospital or a smaller private hospital?
Doctor :   If you would like , I can make a few enquires and get back to you with details of a private hospital which can
User :   corporate
Doctor :   offer you the best option
Doctor :   It will take some time
Doctor :   One of our doctors will then call you back with the details
User :   my son is having medical insurance.can the cost be covered under medical insurane
Doctor :   it depends on the limit of the insurance cover
User :   my point is whether hernia surgery can be covered by insurance
Doctor :   If you are covered by your son's company insurance and it has been 2 years
Doctor :   since your coverage- that is if it is in the second year of coverage
Doctor :   then hernia will be most probably covered
Doctor :   every insurance policy
Doctor :   will have different terms
Doctor :   The best person to advice
Doctor :   would br your son's company HR- dealing with the insurance
User :   can you give names /address of hernia surgery spcialists/ hospitals in bangalore
Doctor :   One of our doctors will
Doctor :   call you with that
Doctor :   Can i confirm your details-Mobile : 0000;Email : YYYY@YYYY
User :   o.k
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   how many days hospitalisation is required /duration of surgery
Doctor :   it will depend
Doctor :   on how you recover
Doctor :   after surgery and if your BP is under control
Doctor :   if everything goes well
Doctor :   3-5 days
User :   thank you sir
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now.
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