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Can you tell me about an umbilical hernia repair?

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Dr. Gregg Nishi
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In brief: Umbilical hernia

If the hernia is 2cm or less, surgery is usually quick, 20-30 minutes and doesn't require mesh.
If larger, it may require mesh placement. This can be done as an open or laparoscopic operation. I perform most of my hernia repairs laparoscopically but that's a matter of preference. Recovery is a few days. No strenuous activity for 6 weeks. Pretty simple procedure.

In brief: Umbilical hernia

If the hernia is 2cm or less, surgery is usually quick, 20-30 minutes and doesn't require mesh.
If larger, it may require mesh placement. This can be done as an open or laparoscopic operation. I perform most of my hernia repairs laparoscopically but that's a matter of preference. Recovery is a few days. No strenuous activity for 6 weeks. Pretty simple procedure.
Dr. Gregg Nishi
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