Definition of Umbilical hernia repair
Umbilical hernia repair is surgery to repair an . An umbilical hernia is a sac formed from the inner lining of your belly (abdominal cavity) that pushes through a hole in the abdominal wall at the belly button.
David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; and Debra G. Wechter, MD, FACS, General Surgery practice specializing in breast cancer, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 12/13/2009