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How serious is belly button hernia after laparoscopic surgery of colectomy in adults?

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Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine
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In brief: Depends

The size and what is protruding through hernia and if the contents get stuck.
All these things determine how serious. If it hurts or bothers you or is stuck go see your surgeon.

In brief: Depends

The size and what is protruding through hernia and if the contents get stuck.
All these things determine how serious. If it hurts or bothers you or is stuck go see your surgeon.
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Port site hernia

Your "belly button hernia" may actually be a laparoscopic port site hernia following your laparoscopic colon removal.
Generally speaking, if an abdominal wall hernia is symptomatic (tenderness, protrusion, obstruction), we advise repair. Some small asymptomatic hernias may be safely watched. Consult with your surgeon.

In brief: Port site hernia

Your "belly button hernia" may actually be a laparoscopic port site hernia following your laparoscopic colon removal.
Generally speaking, if an abdominal wall hernia is symptomatic (tenderness, protrusion, obstruction), we advise repair. Some small asymptomatic hernias may be safely watched. Consult with your surgeon.
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In brief: Port site

This is most likely a laparoscopic port site hernia.
They are usually small and relatively easily fixed. Options include approaching it by reopening the trocar site directly, or to approach it laparoscopically through other incisions. Either way successful repair should be expected.

In brief: Port site

This is most likely a laparoscopic port site hernia.
They are usually small and relatively easily fixed. Options include approaching it by reopening the trocar site directly, or to approach it laparoscopically through other incisions. Either way successful repair should be expected.
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In brief: NOT serious

After major laparoscopic surgery like colectomy , some times incisional hernia develops , if it happens will need simple surgery to repair it.

In brief: NOT serious

After major laparoscopic surgery like colectomy , some times incisional hernia develops , if it happens will need simple surgery to repair it.
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