How hard is an umbilical hernia operation?

Usually easy. It depends on how big the hernia is and if you have had many previous abdominal surgeries. The surgeon can fix the hernia open (single incision) or laparoscopically (multiple small incisions). The surgery is usually very straightforward. Most patients go home the same day. The surgery is very common.
Variable. Usually relatively straightforward, but make sure you see a surgeon with lots of experience with this operation, and ask pertinent questions about the type of repair, use of mesh, and open vs laparoscopic. The best operation for you will depend on your hernia and medical history.
Out patient. Simple outpatient surgery. Minimal pain. Depending how big it is whether a prosthetic mesh will be use. Back to normal few days. Back to work in seek our two with light duties.

Related Questions

After 1 week umbilical hernia surgery, it is hard under the skin?

Yes. You will feel the "lump" that is part swelling and minor bleeding and part scar tissue formation. At the beginning of healing, scar starts off like a microscopic pile of hay.As the hay fibers get linked & stronger, the rest of the hay can be reabsorbed and the wound gets softer. The sensation of a lip or mass will then go away. Usually takes a few months to a year for all this to happen. Read more...
Mesh. It's probably the mesh. It is normal. Should soften up over time. Call your surgeon if the wound is red or draining. Read more...

Is umbilical hernia operation best under general anaesthetics?

Not for me. I prefer to perform umbilical herniorraphies under local anesthesia with sedation. Patients wake up faster and with fewer anesthesia side effects. Read more...
Depends. Every case is unique. General anesthesia is very safe, and most patients prefer to be "out of it". Local anesthesia with or without sedation are also safe options. In the end, both you and your surgeon and your anesthesiologist need to be comfortable with the anesthetic technique for your specific scenario. Read more...
It depends on. Your needs and expectations. Small umbilical hernias can be fixed with local and sedation, but larger ones will be easier using a general. Read more...

I am having keyhole surgery soon for umbilical hernia. What can you tell me about this operation?

Laparoscopic. I am guessing that you are describing laparoscopic surgery that uses 2 or 3 small ports with a camera to look inside & repair the hernia with mesh. Done under full general anesthesia. Usually outpatient surgery & go home same day as the surgery. Get post-operative instructions from your surgeon as what to do after surgery. Usually mild discomfort. Read more...
Future of surgery. Keyhole surgery involves a laporascopic approach. The surgeon will use carbon dioxide to inflate your belly like the superdome. Then from the inside they will be able to find the defect and repair it with a plug. This can have less scar, less pain, and can be repeated if need be. You may be able to return to work sooner. Read more...