Cpt code for repair of diastasis recti

15830 for the repair of the diastasis recti (abdominoplasty) and it includes umbilical transposition and fascial plication. There is no modifier 51 appended to the add-on code, as they are by definition exempt. Code 15830 is for the panniculectomy and the add-on code 15847 for the abdominoplasty.

Will insurance pay to fix diastasis recti?

Generally the answer is no. Diastasis recti repair is part of a tummy tuck which is not covered by insurance. If you have a true hernia, that will typically be covered by your insurance company and can be combined with a tummy tuck if you wish.

Can diastasis recti be corrected after 20 years?

Answer: Can diastasis recti be corrected after 20 years As long as you do not have any medical issues , a surgery to repair your diastasis can be done at this point. You might have some loose skin after a diastasis repair that also could be dealt with at the same time by a plastic surgeon.

What is diastasis recti and an umbilical hernia?

Umbilical hernia is a relatively common problem associated with the stretching of the belly wall that can occur with pregnancy. If it is an uncomplicated hernia, it can be fixed at the same time as the rectus diastasis repair, if your plastic surgeon is comfortable doing this.

How much does diastasis recti surgery cost?

Surgery for diastasis recti is often considered cosmetic and not covered by insurance. This is why it is important to try exercise programs and/or physical therapy before opting for the procedure. Tummy tucks can average around $5,500 for just the surgery.

When can I move forward with my diastasis recti surgery?

It’s not always covered. If you do decide to move forward with surgery for your diastasis recti, you should wait at least a year after your baby is born to allow your body to heal fully and all the muscles to get back into place. This also gives exercise and physical therapy time to work.

Is diastasis recti life threatening?

Because diastasis recti is not life-threatening and not a hernia, it does not require surgical intervention. Doctors may have the patient attempt exercise first to bring the abdominal muscles back together. This includes heel slides, leg stretches, and pelvic tilts.

Can physical therapy fix diastasis recti?

While physical therapy and exercise may not fix your diastasis recti completely, learning the right exercises can help retrain your muscles and close the gap more than no treatment at all. There are also different online programs and tools like support belts, braces, and waist trainers that are designed to help hold the muscles back into position.