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Umbilical Hernia


What are the symptoms of Umbilical Hernia?

  • Reducible swelling in Umbilical area - More common in females
  • Frequently noted at the birth or just after birth as a protrusion at belly butto

What are the complications of Umbilical Hernia?

Obstruction & strangulation of intestines

What are the probable causes of Umbilical Hernia?

Congenital - A weakness existing in the naval region where vessels of the fetal umbilical cord exited through the muscle of the abdominal wall

What is the treatment & repair options of Umbilical Hernia & period of recovery?

  • An Umbilical Hernia condition can be cured with Surgery Open or Laparoscopic Meshplasty
  • Umbilical Hernia Recovery time is 3-4 days after laparoscopic surgery and about 2 weeks after open surgery

How is Laparoscopic Surgery performed ( Surgical Procedure )?

It is performed under general anaesthesia making small key holes in the abdomen through which the telescope and thin, long instruments are introduced and surgery is performed by seeing inside of the abdomen on a TV monitor

What is the cost of surgery?

The surgical package costs between Rs 40,000 and 70,000 for open surgery & Rs 90,000 to 1,20,000 for laparoscopic surgery in a private hospital in Delhi ( India ) depending upon the type of room