Umbilical Hernia Repair Beverly Hills

A quick and safe way to secure the fatty tissue that pushes through the weak part of the umbilicus.

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What is an Umbilical Hernia

An umbilical hernia occurs when fatty tissue creates a pouch near the naval that pushes through a soft part of your abdomen. Though this is more common in infants and children, it can happen to anyone depending on circumstances. When in the womb, a child umbilical cord pushes through an undeveloped abdominal wall. It is not often a serious condition but has variations that can be more urgent than others. Weight Loss Los Angeles wants to prevent you from enduring unnecessary discomfort. Though some go unacknowledged and solve themselves if you notice that you have a hernia, seek medical attention for a proper diagnosis to ensure there aren’t any serious underlying issues. These protrusions aren’t typically painful, but it’s another aspect to take seriously if you encounter soreness. When occurring in adults, umbilical hernias are more common in those who are suffering from obesity and women who have experienced multiple pregnancies.

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Do You Need Umbilical Hernia Repair?

The first step is knowing you have it. While it is an easy self-diagnosis, there are methods doctors use to determine what type of hernia you have and to reduce the severity of the condition. Usually, diagnostics are done through:

  • Ultrasound
  • X-ray
  • Blood Test
  • CT Scan (in extreme cases)

Common in children, umbilical hernia’s aren’t usually painful and tend to go away on their own, so parents don’t use surgery. An experienced doctor can tell if a child’s pain or discomfort is stemming from a hernia. There is also a possibility that this hernia can become an obstruction for blood to certain parts of the body. Surgery for children is often saught when the hernia is still present following the age of 5. 

Speak to your physician regarding the complications of your hernia as well as the length of time that you’ve had it and if it is painful. It is often recommended that adults with an umbilical hernia are often recommended to pursue surgery by their physicians. Once you’ve hit adulthood, the hernia will not heal on its own. A doctor will not recommend surgery if your hernia isn’t:

  • Painful or causing discomfort
  • Obstructing blood flow
  • Inconveniently large in size

Still, many people don’t have these underlying issues and still prefer to have the surgery for cosmetic reasons. It is an option. If you do not feel comfortable with the surgery and the umbilical hernia is either small or can be pushed back into the stomach without discomfort, then you can delay the surgery. Certain people are more susceptible to getting an umbilical hernia because of;

  • Young age – infants and children are more likely to have this type of hernia
  • Overweight – excessive fat increases the likelihood of an umbilical hernia occurring because the abdominal walls are weaker. 
  • Straining – whether you’re sneezing, coughing or having a bowel movement, too much force applied to the abdomen and cause the tissue to push through
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What is the Umbilical Hernia Surgery?

This procedure involves creating lesions in the , so ofttimes, anesthetic is administered. If you are not able to take anesthetic then your surgeon will accommodate you with medication (epidural) and minor sedation that eliminates feeling and doesn’t interfere with the operation. With a cut into your abdomen, the surgeon separates the hernia from the tissue around it and repair the intestines. You will also have the weak abdominal walls strengthed with stitches or mesh.

Laparoscopic Surgery

This procedure differs because it requires smaller and fewer cuts to complete the operation in a state of the art hospital setting. A laparoscope is a surgical tool, commonly qualified as the growing robotic surgery, that has a small camera on the end of a long tool that will be inserted into the small incisions made on the body. The operation is continued from the point of view of the camera on the operation screen.

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Getting an Umbilical Hernia Repair


Our surgeons have years of experience performing hernia repair surgery, and utilize the best surgical techniques for hernia repair beverly hills has to offer. There isn’t a high risk for this surgery unless you have a serious underlying health issue. There is a general risk that comes with taking anesthesia. All risks are discussed before you sign the waiver. For people who have a history of poor health, there is a possibility that the hernia may return in the future. Because of the incisions into the skin and tissue, if not cared for properly, there is a risk of infection that can spread to vital organs, blood vessels, and nerves, risking death.


Unless you’re under the age of 5, the only way to treat an umbilical hernia is through surgery. It alleviates discomfort and in some cases may eliminate the possibility of an obstruction of blood flow.

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Preparing for an Umbilical Hernia Repair

During your consultation appointment for umbilical hernia repair beverly hills, your doctor will specify all actions you should take leading up to your operation. Be sure during this appointment you answer all necessary details regarding your health history, medications you can’t take, and the details of your procedure. They are all generally the same, but you want to be well informed regarding what your surgeon will do. Not everyone is the same, but there are general details that can be acknowledged beforehand.

  • If you will be administered anesthesia, you may be advised not to eat at least 12 hours before your operation. 
  • Because there will be incisions in your body, there will be bleeding, so your surgeon may request that you avoid taking aspirin and NSAIDs (anti-inflammatories).
  • You may need to stop taking certain vitamins and supplements depending on your circumstances
  • If you’re on a blood thinner to prevent blood clots, your surgeon may or may not ask you not to take them for the procedure. In some cases, it causes excessive bleeding while in other cases, hernia surgery can cause an increased risk for blood clots. Proper communication with your doctor is vital to ensure these small details don’t cause complications.

Recovering from your Umbilical Hernia Repair

Whether or not you will be required to stay in a hospital depends on the size of the hernia, but typically you will go home directly after as the procedure involves minimally invasive techniques. Have someone with you to assist you going home and other daily activities.

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Before and After


BMI is a measurement of your body fat based on your height and weight. Knowing your BMI can help you understand whether you fall into the categories of Overweight or Obese.

Your BMI is



Below 18.5 Underweight
18.5 – 24.9 Normal
25.0 – 29.9 Overweight
30.0 and Above Obese
*BMI Body Mass Index
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