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Umbilical Hernia

What is an Umbilical Hernia?

An umbilical hernia is a type of hernia that occurs when a part of the intestine or other tissue bulges through a weak spot in the abdominal muscles, usually around the belly button area. Umbilical hernias are more common in infants, but can also affect adults, particularly women who have given birth.

Symptoms of Umbilical Hernia

The symptoms of an umbilical hernia can include:

  • A soft bulge or swelling around the navel that may become more noticeable when coughing or straining

  • Pain or discomfort in the affected area, especially when lifting heavy objects or bending over

  • A feeling of pressure or fullness in the abdomen

  • Redness, tenderness or swelling around the navel area

  • Vomiting (if the hernia becomes obstructed or strangulated)

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Treatment Options for Umbilical Hernia

Most umbilical hernias in infants will resolve on their own without the need for surgery. However, if an umbilical hernia persists into adulthood, surgery may be recommended. The most common surgical procedure used to repair an umbilical hernia is:

Your doctor will help you decide if surgery is necessary based on the size and location of the hernia, your overall health, and your personal preferences.

Why Choose Us for Your Umbilical Hernia Surgery?

At Surgical Associates of Houston, we have extensive experience in treating umbilical hernias and are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality care. When you choose us for your umbilical hernia surgery, you can expect:

  • Expert care from a skilled surgical team led by Dr. Zhen Fan

  • State-of-the-art surgical techniques and technology

  • Personalized treatment tailored to your individual needs

  • Compassionate support and guidance throughout your recovery

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