Expert in treating primary and recurrent hernias using both open and keyhole methods
Umbilical hernias typically manifest as a noticeable bulge or discomfort around the belly button area. Over time, they can grow larger and more bothersome. It's important to note that, unlike in infants, umbilical hernias in adults do not resolve on their own.
Do I have an umbilical hernia?
You might notice or feel a bulge near your belly button. Usually, it goes away on its own or when you lie down. Most hernias are painless, but smaller ones can cause discomfort.
What should I do?
It is advisable to consult a general surgeon in order to obtain a definitive confirmation of your condition. During the consultation, the surgeon will conduct a detailed examination, which may include a review of your medical history, a physical examination, and potentially additional diagnostic tests or imaging studies such as ultrasound or CT scan.
Umbilical hernia repair
We primarily prefer laparoscopic and robotic methods for hernia repair due to their proven success and patient advantages. In select cases, like smaller hernias, we may opt for open repairs. These procedures are best handled by skilled specialists known as Herniologists.
Most umbilical hernia surgeries are performed as outpatient procedures, with patients typically discharged the day after surgery. Pain is generally minimal and does not significantly disrupt daily activities. We utilize dissolvable stitches for skin closure, eliminating the need for future removal. Patients are usually able to return home on the second day post-surgery.
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