What kind of doctor does umbilical hernia repair surgery?

General Surgeon. Most general surgeons do umbilical hernia repair surgery for adults and some do them for children. Pediatric surgeons do them for children as well.
Pediatric & General. Surgeons repair umbilical herniae. However, in young kids we wait until close to school age before considering repair, because there is a high rate of spontaneous closure in the first 3 years of life, and the incidence of hernia complications (eg, incarceration) in kids is quite low. The incidence of hernia complications rises in older patients, so a persistent umbilical hernia should be repaired.
General Surgeon. Umbilical herniorraphy is a common procedure performed by general surgeons.
General Surgeon. General surgeons repair umbilical hernias. They can be fixed open (single larger incision) or laparoscopically (multiple tiny incisions). Pediatric surgeons can fix umbilical hernias in kids and adolescents, usually up to age 18.
General surgeon. A general surgeon repairs most all types of hernias, including umbilical hernias.

Related Questions

Had a small umbilical hernia repair (no mesh) done a month ago. The lump above my belly button is still kind of squishy, like it was pre-surgery.

You should have. your surgeon take a look at it, if you are concerned about your post op status. Sometime, especially in men, a condition called diastasis can mimic hernia recurrence. Read more...

When would a person have to get an umbilical hernia repair surgery?

Size, Symptoms. The biggest risk of any hernia is the potential for bowel to get stuck (incarcerated) within the hernia, necessitating emergency surgery to prevent intestinal death. If an umbilical hernia has reached a size where this is a real risk, or if the pain from the hernia is interfering with one's daily activities, surgery should be strongly considered. Best bet: see a surgeon for their opinion. Read more...
Relief or prevention. In general, you should have it repaired if it is bothering you or enlarging. Typically it is not urgent, but let your symptoms dictate the urgency. Or if you want to prevent it from getting worse, see a general surgeon for a consult. Read more...
Usually pain. An umbilical hernia needs to be fixed immediately if intestines or other tissues are stuck in the hernia (incarceration), especially if their blood supply is cut off (strangulation). These are rare but serious. Usually hernias need to be fixed if the pain is getting too bad or if the hernia is bothersome to the patient. Read more...

I had umbilical hernia repair surgery a week ago and I have pain in my right side just above my hip for the last 3 days. Should I be concerned?

Probably ok. Did you have a laparoscopic or open repair? Is there an incision near your area of pain? It is probably just muscle soreness after the operation. If you are eating normally, having normal BMs, and no fevers or drainage from your incision then it is very likely normal recovery. Nevertheless, you should see your surgeon to ensure everything is ok. Read more...

There is a dark yellow oily fluid leaking from where I had a umbilical hernia repair surgery 3 weeks ago?

Call your surgeon. While it could just be seroma fluid or a resolving hematoma, significant wound changes or wound drainage needs to be evaluated by your surgeon. Contact them now & do not wait. Read more...
Infection vs seroma. this could be an indication for an infection in the surgical site. It it can also be a seroma or fat necrosis. If it's an infection it needs to be opened and drained. The other option - nothing needs to be done unless it causes pain, getting worse or given a few more weeks it is still present. I would highly recommend seeing your surgeon asap. . Read more...

Can I hear about experiences and recuperations of those who had umbilical hernia repair surgery?

Minor surgery. This is usually a minor outpatient surgery, usually an hour or less operation. Usually mild discomfort the first few days after surgery. Can resume light activities when your surgeon approves it, and usually full normal activities in 4 to 6 weeks. Read more...
2-3 weeks. Dear nicole, recovery for repair of a large umbilical hernia is shorter if it is done laparoscopically, with small incisions and a video camera. Small umbilical hernias can easily be fixed with a single incision. Depending on the size and type of surgery, you will be asked not to lift anything more than 15 lbs for about 3 weeks. Pain usually isn't bad, but is proportional to the hernia size. Read more...

Would having a circumaortic renal collar effect surgery for a small umbilical hernia repair?

It should not. Umbilical hernia repair is a superficial surgery to the abdominal wall and should not be affected by an internal problem such as circumaortic renal collar. Circumaortic renal collar can be hazardous in retroperitoneal surgery (surgery involving the posterior part of the abdominal cavity), and then usually only if it is not previous known about. Umbilical hernias are located anteriorly. Read more...