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surgical repair of umbilical hernia

A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
No: The only visible change will be right at the umbilicus itself. The rest of the abdomen will remain the same size & shape.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joey Bluhm
16 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Mesh is the best surgical option for repair of an umbilical hernia. Hernias smaller than a centimeter can probably be repair with suture alone, but a ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Doubtful: Best not to shop for answers that you are looking for and make an appointment with a pediatric surgeon with good reputation to evaluate and make reco ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Please contact: your surgeon and advise of this.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
HH: This is called hiatal hernia, & depending on the size & extent of herniation, laparoscopic surgery is performed on op basis. Recovery is fast if no co ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
No: Usually an outpatient surgery at a hospital or surgery center. Can go home after recovered from the anesthetic. Unless the surgery is being performed ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience Trauma Surgery
Either: Both are equal and should remedy the problem
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Untreated: If you mean an untreated inguinal (groin) hernia. Complications of a hernia can be pain, hernia enlargement, low risks of bowel obstruction, hernia in ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Unusual to have: These symptoms after umbilical hernia surgery. Please consult with your original surgeon to make sure that you don't have any recurrence of hernia or ... Read More
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A 91-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Klein
49 years experience Radiology
Shorter recovery tim: Laparascopic surgery ios performed thru a scope/ small hole and not thru an open incision. Therefore healing is usually faster as is recovery time
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
"trauma": Most types of hernia mesh are designed to scar into the adjacent tissue. Therefore, it can be quite traumatic to remove mesh, and even more difficult ... Read More
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A 80-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
51 years experience General Surgery
Drain it or not: Most of these are self-limiting. They can be drained and will resolve. Don't worry. They are usually no big deal.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Wilson
16 years experience Emergency Medicine
Incision site: The incision site and approach is the main difference. A laparoscopic repair is done with cameras. The hospital stay and morbidity is about the same b ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Post op pain: and burning are not uncommon; however, it is a good idea to call your surgeon and get rechecked.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
General Surgery: A general surgeon repairs all types of abdominal hernias.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
51 years experience General Surgery
No.: Not in my experience. I have never seen bloating as a complication of a hernia repair.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
IT ISN'T, IMO: There are multiple approaches a surgeon can take to repair an inguinal hernia. Factors include age of patient, primary or recurrent hernia, medical is ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
"Close the Hole": Inguinal hernias may be repaired from the "outside-in" (open) or "inside-out" (laparoscopic). Either way, the principle is the same: close the hole, ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
Hard work: Mesh placed for a hernia repair may need to be removed , either for infection, intractable post op pain of an extended period, or for hernia recurrenc ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
26 years experience General Surgery
No.: Once you heal from the surgery, you shouldn't feel a thing. The mesh should be placed inside the hernia for maximum effectiveness, and you can't feel ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some...: How long have you been after lap hernia repair? Inguinal? Hernia repair is to reinforce the strength of the original weakened muscle and fascia with a ... Read More

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