Umbilical Hernia Repair

Hernias are a protrusion of tissue through a weak spot in the abdominal cavity. They most often occur near the belly button in infants and some adults (umbilical hernia), In many instances, the hernia involves part of the intestine, but the lining of the abdominal cavity can also herniate.

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When Procedure is Used

Umbilical hernias in infants sometimes close on their own within a few years, but if they do not or if umbilical hernias develops in adulthood, they will likely need to be treated surgically.

During Surgery

You will most likely be given general anesthesia to make sure your body is relaxed and you are asleep during the procedure, but some umbilical hernias can be repaired with only local anesthetic. Your surgeon will then make one incision in order to move the tissue, intestine, or other organs back to their proper place before using stitches to close the site where the hernia had pushed through the abdominal muscles around the navel. In some instances, a small patch of mesh will be sewn to the tissue as well in order to stabilize the area until it has healed fully.


The risk of complications is very low. However, potential risks might include

  • allergic reactions to medications
  • nerve damage
  • bleeding or blood clots
  • infection
  • injury to surrounding tissues


  • prevention of further complications from the hernia
  • elimination of pain and discomfort

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