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Umbilical hernia: Causes, symptoms, and treatments adult umbilical hernia operation


During umbilical hernia repair, the surgeon makes a small cut of about 2 to 3cm at the base of the belly button and pushes the fatty lump or loop of bowel back.

Nonsurgical Procedure. Watchful waiting is generally not recommended for adults with an umbilical hernia. You may be able to wait to repair umbilical hernias.

Umbilical hernia is when the belly button pops outwards due to a weakness in the muscles in or around the belly button.

An umbilical hernia occurs when part of the bowel or fatty tissue pushes through They are common in infants, but adults can also develop one. Umbilical hernia surgery is a small, quick operation to push the bulge back.