How do you fix an umbilical hernia?

Usually, umbilical hernias will be fixed through an umbilical hernia surgery. It’s to be noted that it’s unlikely that your umbilical hernia will heal on their own. On the other hand, it will tend to grow bigger and most often a surgical repair will be required.

An umbilical hernia surgery will be done in two ways as follows:

Open hernia repair:

This is a conventional repair surgery method in which your surgeon will make an incision close to your belly button region in order to reach your hernia.

Laparoscopic hernia repair:

When compared to the open hernia repair, laparoscopic will be less invasive. In this, your surgeon will make many tiny incisions around the site of hernia. A long, thin tube with a camera will be inserted into one of these tiny incisions.

Irrespective of the hernia surgery type, the aim of the procedure will be the same, wherein, your surgeon will slowly place the protruding intestine and/or intra-abdominal tissue, as well as the abdominal lining back via an opening in your abdominal wall. Once it’s done, the opening will be sewn.