Contact our hospital if you notice any of the following signs or symptoms of an umbilical hernia:
Our medical staff at MGM Hospital discusses the following reasons of umbilical hernias:
our team, we recognise risk factors for umbilical hernias and finally treat them by doing the following:
Umbilical hernias are most common in infants — especially premature babies and those with low birth weights. In the United States, black infants appear to have a slightly increased risk of umbilical hernias. The condition affects boys and girls equally.
For adults, being overweight or having multiple pregnancies may increase the risk of developing an umbilical hernia. This type of hernia tends to be more common in women.
At MGM Hospital, our staff take the following precautions to prevent umbilical hernia:
Laparoscopic hernia repair is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to repair umbilical hernias. During this procedure, several small incisions are made in the abdominal wall, and a laparoscope (a thin, flexible tube with a camera and light) is inserted through one of the incisions. This allows the surgeon to view the hernia and surrounding tissue on a video screen.
Using specialized instruments, the surgeon is then able to push the protruding contents of the hernia back into the abdominal cavity and repair the weakened area with stitches or a synthetic mesh.
Open hernia repair is a traditional surgical procedure used to repair umbilical hernias. During this procedure, a single incision is made near the site of the hernia, and the surgeon is able to access the weakened area directly.
Open hernia repair is generally associated with a longer recovery time and a higher risk of complications compared to laparoscopic surgery. However, it may be the best option for patients with larger or more complex hernias, or those who have had previous abdominal surgery.
The mesh used in hernia repair procedures is typically made of a type of plastic called polypropylene, which is safe and well-tolerated by the body. The mesh is placed over the weakened area of the abdominal wall and secured in place with stitches or surgical staples.
Mesh hernia repair is generally associated with a lower risk of recurrence compared to non-mesh repairs, and is often recommended for larger or more complex hernias. However, the use of mesh can also be associated with certain risks, including infection, inflammation, and mesh migra
tion or shrinkage.