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Do I need to worry about 4 yr old's umbilical hernia surgery? What will recovery be like and how long? Is the surgery safe for his age?

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Dr. Louis Delcampo
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Routine Surgery

Umbilical hernia repair on a 4 yr old usually has minimal complications.
However you do need to talk to your pediatric surgeon and get his take. What was the cause of the hernia? Are there any other medical problems at work here? Surgery / General Anesthesia is never without risk. Your surgeon needs to explain to you how the benefits out weigh the risks for your 4 yr old. Talk to Anesthesia too

In brief: Routine Surgery

Umbilical hernia repair on a 4 yr old usually has minimal complications.
However you do need to talk to your pediatric surgeon and get his take. What was the cause of the hernia? Are there any other medical problems at work here? Surgery / General Anesthesia is never without risk. Your surgeon needs to explain to you how the benefits out weigh the risks for your 4 yr old. Talk to Anesthesia too
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