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Hello,I hope you can give me some type of answer, I don't know who else to ask on this site ? I am in need of a hernia surgery. I have no insurance ! My brother and my father is going to help me pay for it. I am thinking of going to a hernia surgery center in Rockville MD. they claim that they can do a hernia surgery, no hidden costs,total cost $1900.00. How do I find out whether this is legitimate or not ? I typed in low cost hernia surgeries on the internet and found it. Is there anybody I can contact about this ? Any thing you can tell me will be most helpful !
Thank You !
Doug.

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Dear Doug,

I cannot make any promises, but I went on the following sites, and he appears to be a reputible surgeon:

www.http://www.ucomparehealthcare.com/drs/alan_b_kravitz/reviews.html
www.http://www.vitals.com/doctors/Dr_Alan_Kravitz
www.http://www.healthgrades.com/physician/dr-alan-kravitz-2wscl

You can call the center and be sure that he is the one who will be doing the surgery, since he is the one with the name on the website.

Hope this helps!
Good luck!  

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