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Is mesh useful to help an umbilical hernia after pregnancy?

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Dr. David Earle
Surgery
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In brief: Yes

There are now a few products on the market specifically designed for small hernias at the umbilicus.
Current data suggest lower recurrence rates with mesh, without mesh related complications at up to two years follow-up. Every case however is unique, so you will have to discuss it with your surgeon.

In brief: Yes

There are now a few products on the market specifically designed for small hernias at the umbilicus.
Current data suggest lower recurrence rates with mesh, without mesh related complications at up to two years follow-up. Every case however is unique, so you will have to discuss it with your surgeon.
Dr. David Earle
Dr. David Earle
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In brief: Maybe

The use of mesh in hernia repairs has become very common.
Mesh is not used in all hernias or all patients. It may be a surgeon preference, and mesh may be more often used in larger rather small umbilical hernias.

In brief: Maybe

The use of mesh in hernia repairs has become very common.
Mesh is not used in all hernias or all patients. It may be a surgeon preference, and mesh may be more often used in larger rather small umbilical hernias.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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