Umbilical Hernia Surgery Fort Myers, Naples, Cape Coral, FL
Desarda Hernia Center of the United States®
NO MESH Hernia Surgery
Dr. Robert Tomas
Board Certified General Surgeon
AAAASF Certified Surgical Center
Fort Myers Florida
Umbilical Hernias, or Belly Button Hernias
Umbilical hernias occur near the bellybutton or navel, which has a natural weakness from the blood vessels of the umbilical cord. These hernias may occur in infants at or just after birth and may resolve by three or four years of age. However, the area of weakness can persist throughout life and can occur in men, women, and children at any time. In adults, umbilical hernias will not resolve and may progressively worsen over time. They are sometimes caused by abdominal pressure due to being overweight, excessive coughing, or pregnancy.
Most umbilical hernias (less than 15 mm) can be repaired with no mesh. This repair requires a three layered closure that closes the defect and repairs the tissue above and below the defect to prevent a recurrence. Recurrence rate for this technique is approximately 5%. The much larger hernias may require a biologic mesh that is sutured under the defect. Our center uses Alloderm which your body does not react to and it rarely gets infected. However, the majority (90%) of umbilical hernias that are repaired at Desarda Hernia Center, USA are repaired without mesh with the three layered suture technique.
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56 year old male who complained of a bulge at the level of the umbilicus (navel) and a second bulge above the navel for four years. He wished to have it repaired with no mesh. Diagnosis: Umbilical/Ventral Hernia.
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