What Is Umbilical Hernia Repair Surgery?
An umbilical hernia is a bulge or pouch that forms in the abdomen. And umbilical hernia repair surgery is the procedure performed to fix these formations in the abdominal wall or to close an opening near the umbilicus (belly) that causes abdominal contents to protrude. Umbilical hernia repair surgery can be used to treat umbilical hernias in both children and adults. Umbilical hernias in children don’t always require surgical repair as they almost always heal without surgery. However, umbilical hernias in adults are unlikely to go away on their own as they grow larger over time and require a hernia surgery.