Why does this binder have a pocket?
The binder's pocket is for adding a cold/hot pack against your tender belly. After c-section, simple ice packs may help reduce pain. Ice packs can help minimize swelling around the incision, reduce bleeding into the tissues, and reduce pain.Can I order this binder elsewhere? Will my hospital have a pocket binder?
You can get the Pocket Abdominal Binder only from the CSection Store.
We actually took one of our specially designed binders - and added a pocket - sewing it on our kitchen table. Wa-la! We ended up having to redesign the shape of the 6" binder slightly for the pocket binder - because of the added shape of the pocket with the ice pack - and it worked! Then we called the manufacturer and sent the prototype to them. "Yes," they said. They could produce them. A few trial and errors later, we had the pocket binder in stock and ready to help our customers manage their sore, tender belly.
Can I use the Pocket Binder without the cold/hot pack?
Absolutely! In fact, if you can only buy one product for your surgery, this is a good option. This binder can be used with the cold/hot pack and without it - both will provide gentle compression. Adding the cold/hot pack - frozen - helps with pain and tender swelling of your belly. So yes, your Pocket binder can definitely be used without the cold/hot pack.Can I wash this binder?
Yes! Wash in cold water on delicate cycle and tumble dry. We always recommend buying a Silky Sac
simply because it helps keep the velcro of the binder away from other clothing you might wash at the same time. The Silky Sac is perfect for all your delicates and socks. Can I use this binder for other surgeries like hysterectomy or tummy tuck?
Of course! This binder provides gentle compression along with cold/hot pack for any abdominal surgery.Will you help me file to get my binder reimbursed by my medical insurance?
The C Section Store assumes no responsible for filing insurance claims for products. You can ask your medical insurance for the proper paperwork and use this code as the HSPCS code: "L0625 - Multiple Use Elastic Abdominal Binder" - but even this code does not work for all insurances. The customer is responsible for all insurance paperwork. HCPCS Disclaimer: HCPCS codes and Home Health Consolidated Billing codes provided by CS Store are intended as general guidelines only. C Section Store does not guarantee coverage or reimbursement of any products. You must address all coverage and reimbursement issues (including the correctness and accuracy of codes) with your insurance provider. It is your responsibility to ensure the accuracy and appropriateness of each claim you submit, in accordance with all applicable requirements.