An umbilical hernia occurs when part of your intestine swells through the opening in your abdominal muscles near your belly button (navel).
Umblical Hernia is not a type of an illness that can heal on its own and may lead to life-threatening complications. Your doctor will likely recommend surgery to correct a painful or growing umblical hernia. In some occasions it may cause bowel obstruction which is a serious and emergency condition.
Both open (classic) and laparoscopic approaches can be applied. In both methods we usually use a synthetic material that is called ”mesh” .
The treatment option varies according to the patient’s additional diseases, the urgency of the situation and the size of the hernia. But we usually prefer laparoscopic approach if there is no evidence of absolute contraindication.