Umbilical Hernia Surgery in Hyderabad
We are one of the top-rated hospitals for Umbilical Hernia Surgery in Hyderabad. Dr. Parthasarathy & team has over 15+ years of expertise in treating umbilical Hernias and has handled hundreds of umbilical hernia patients successfully. We offer world-class umbilical hernia treatment with exceptional aftercare. We provide a range of treatment options for umbilical hernias, including advanced laparoscopic surgery for Umbilical Hernia. If you are suffering from umbilical hernia & require treatment, reach us on +91 73309 90044 for an appointment with Dr. Parthasarathy.
Table Of Content
- What is Umbilical Hernia?
- What causes Umbilical Hernia?
- What are the Symptoms of an Umbilical Hernia?
- What happens if Umbilical hernia is left untreated?
- What is the Treatment for Umbilical Hernia?
- Laparoscopic Surgery for Umbilical Hernia
What is Umbilical Hernia?
An umbilical hernia is a defect or weakness that develops in the umbilicus. An umbilical cord in the mother’s body connects her to the foetus while it is in the womb and passes through a small opening in their stomach muscles near the belly button. Though in most cases, the hole closes soon after birth, if such does not happen and tissues or the intestine bulge through this weak spot, the type of hernia is called an umbilical hernia.
What causes Umbilical Hernia?
When the opening in the stomach muscle through which the umbilical cord passes fails to close by itself, an umbilical hernia occurs. It is not only common in the case of babies but also may happen to adults.
In the case of babies, this type of hernia mainly occurs due to premature birth or lower birth weight. In case of adults, this happens when too much pressure is put on a weak section of the stomach muscles due to factors such as being overweight, frequent pregnancies, multiple gestation pregnancies that are having twins or triplets, fluid in the abdominal cavity, stomach surgery or having a persistent, heavy cough.
What are the Symptoms of an Umbilical Hernia?
Symptoms in the case of babies cannot be identified when the baby is relaxed. The main symptom is a swelling or bulge near the umbilical area, which is noticed only when the baby is crying, laughing, or straining at stools.
The symptoms are the same in case of an adult; that is, they too have swelling or bulge near the naval area, which can be painful. The pain may cause vomiting, and the swollen area may be discolored in the case of both adults as well as babies.
What happens if Umbilical hernia is left untreated?
An umbilical hernia is not dangerous in itself, but there is a risk that a portion of the intestine could become trapped & strangulated. This can cut off the blood supply to the intestine causing life-threatening complications such as gangrene or peritonitis.
What is the Treatment for Umbilical Hernia?
Umbilical hernias, in the case of children, sometimes heal up by themselves by the age of three to four. If it does not heal by the age of four or becomes painful surgical repair is needed. The umbilical hernia surgery can be done by a conventional open technique or laparoscopically. In the laparoscopic method, the pain caused is minimal, and recovery is faster than the open method.
Laparoscopic Surgery for Umbilical Hernia
Laparoscopic surgery for umbilical hernia holds numerous advantages over traditional open surgery. It is now opted by most surgeons world over to treat umbilical hernias. Some of the advantages of laparoscopic surgery for an umbilical hernia include:
- Faster Recovery
- Less Scarring
- Low chances of Infection
- Early return to work & regular activities
- Low blood loss
Can we treat umbilical hernia without surgery?
An umbilical hernia will not heal on its own and it requires surgery to be repaired. You can wait for the surgery if the hernia does not bother you. But it is best you undergo hernia repair surgery as early as possible because as the hernia grows bigger the muscle walls of abdomen get weaker and more tissue bulges out increasing the chances of complications.
Is umbilical hernia surgery painful?
Umbilical hernia surgery is performed under anaesthesia, so you will feel no pain during the procedure. You can experience some pain and discomfort for 1-2 weeks following the surgery which can be managed with medication.
Does umbilical hernia come back after surgery?
While the majority of umbilical hernia surgeries are successful, in very small number of cases a hernia could return months or even years after hernia surgery. Many factors affect the recurrence of hernia like obesity, excessive straining etc..
Which is better-laparoscopic or open surgery ,for umbilical hernia?
Laparoscopic hernia surgery offers a wide range of advantages over open surgery including faster recovery, less blood loss, very minimal scarring, less risk of catching infections. Laparoscopic hernia repair is the most popular option for hernia repair.