Type of Surgery


Doctor Certified

Last updated: 02/17/2009


There are no medical or surgical alternatives to an umbilical hernia repair other than watchful waiting. Since umbilical hernias present at birth often close on their own, intervention can often be delayed until the child is several years old. There...

is some risk that the hernia will enlarge, however, which increases the risk of incarceration or strangulation.

11. Resources



Other Information

An umbilical hernia repair is a surgical procedure performed to fix a weakness in the abdominal wall or to close an opening near the umbilicus (navel) that has allowed abdominal contents to protrude. The abdominal contents may or may not be contained within a membrane or sac. The medical name for a hernia repair is herniorraphy.

From http://www.answers.com/topic/umbilical-hernia-repair

Other Information

Biliary colic is the presenting symptom in 80% of patients with gallstone disease who seek medical care; however, only 10-20% of all individuals with gallstones experience severe gallstone pain.

From: eMedicine

Find a Qualified Specialist

Looking for a specialist?

Please enter your zip code.