Ventral Hernia Repair CPT Code

Ventral hernia is the condition in which soft tissues of abdominal wall bulge out from small tears. These bulging out soft tissues are called hernia. The ventral hernia repair process is the restoration of soft tissues to the abdominal wall with the help of small incisions or laparoscope. Usually the ventral hernias are incisional hernias in the abdominal wall because these appear on the site of past surgical incision. Ventral hernia repair can be performed with several techniques. Ventral hernias are the type of abdominal hernia which may present by birth because of inappropriate abdominal wall closure.

Open Ventral Hernia Repair CPT Code


Ventral hernia can be repaired with an open surgery. In this procedure, a small incision is made near the site of hernia and then excessive tissues are cut off. The opening is closed with sutures to stop recurrent hernia. The CPT code for this process is 49560-66.

Ventral Hernia Repair CPT Code


Incarcerated Ventral Hernia Repair CPT Code

Incarcerated ventral hernia is the irreducible hernia which can be repaired either by open or laparoscopic surgery. The incarcerated ventral hernia keeps coming back that’s why it may also be called as recurrent ventral hernia. The CPT codes used are 49561 for initial and 49566 for recurrent incarcerated ventral hernia.

Robotic Ventral Hernia Repair CPT Code

Robotic ventral hernia repair is performed with the help of a laparoscope. Robotic hernia repair is another name of laparoscopic hernia repair. In this procedure, a laparoscope is inserted inside the body to obtain internal imaging and treat ventral hernias. The CPT code used for this process is 49652.

Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair CPT Code

Laparoscopic ventral hernia is performed with the help of laparoscope. The laparoscope has a camera on top which shows the internal imaging of abdominal wall and help to treat ventral hernias. The CPT code used for this process is the same as robotic ventral hernia repair i.e. 49652.

Laparoscopic Recurrent Ventral Hernia Reapir CPT Code

Ventral hernia may reoccur again and again so every time repairing technique is required. The recurrent ventral hernia can be treated with the help of laparoscope. The laparoscope (having camera) is inserted inside the body to repair the hernia. The CPT code used for this process is 49651.

Multiple Ventral Hernia Repair CPT Code

The ventral hernia may be present at multiple sites of abdominal wall and repair is required to stop abdominal problems like bowel syndrome etc. Multiple hernia repair can be done wither by open or laparoscopic technique. The CPT code used for this process is 49650, 49560-66.

Incisional Ventral Hernia Repair CPT Code

Incisional ventral hernia repair is the process of restoring bulging soft tissues back to its place. Incisional hernia means hernia appear on the site of post-surgical incisions. So it can be repaired either by open or laparoscopic technique. The CPT code used for this process is 49560-66.

Open Incarcerated Ventral Hernia Repair CPT Code

Incarcerated hernia is the irreducible hernia which cannot be reduced or completely removed, it will keep coming back. So, in open incarcerated ventral hernia, an incision is made and the excessive bulging tissues are cut off suturing the openings in abdominal wall. The CPT code of this process is 49561-65.

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