What are umbilical hernias? Protrusion of tissue through the Abdominal wall near the belly button.

An umbilical hernia occurs when part of the intestine or fatty tissue pushes through a weakness in the abdominal muscles around the navel. This results in a noticeable bulge near the belly button, which may become more evident during activities such as coughing, bending, or lifting. While the condition is often painless, some may experience discomfort or soreness around the hernia site. Surgical repair is generally recommended to fix the hernia and prevent potential complications, such as the trapped tissue becoming cut off from its blood supply, a condition known as strangulation.

What are the symptoms of an umbilical hernia?

  • A noticeable bulge or swelling near the navel
  • Discomfort or pain around the bulge, especially when coughing, bending, or lifting
  • Increased bulge size when straining or standing
  • A feeling of pressure or weakness in the abdominal area near the navel
  • In severe cases, pain, nausea, vomiting, and the bulge becoming red, purple, or dark

Who do umbilical hernias affect?

Umbilical hernias mainly affect adults whose condition leads to increased pressure in the abdominal region. These include overweight or obese people, pregnant women and those engaged in activities involving heavy lifting or strenuous physical exertion. People who have had multiple pregnancies or previous abdominal operations may also be at greater risk of developing an umbilical hernia due to the additional pressure exerted on the abdominal wall.

If you’re facing the discomfort and challenges of an Umbilical Hernia, it’s time to find relief. We invite you to seek the empathetic support, personalized diagnostics, and advanced treatment options available at West Island Colorectal Clinic.

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How are umbilical hernias treated?

At our clinic, we offer a diverse range of treatments tailored to meet your unique needs. Our colorectal surgeons will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan.

Laparoscopic surgery

A minimally invasive procedure using small incisions and a camera to reinforce the weakened area. Often, a synthetic mesh is used to prevent recurrence.


Open hernia repair with synthetic mesh

This procedure is done through a small incision, with the hernia “reduced” or anatomically corrected. The layers of the abdominal wall are repaired, and the entire repair is reinforced with a piece of synthetic mesh.


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