Para-umbilical Hernia IPOM Repair

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This video demonstrates laparoscopic repair of a paraumbilical hernia. A paraumbilical hernia is an area of weakness around your umbilicus that adults are more likely to develop. An umbilical hernia is an area of weakness in your umbilicus (naval) that often develops in children. A paraumbilical or umbilical hernia is a common type of abdominal hernia. Paraumbilical hernias usually develop later in life and are often caused by acquired abdomen openings linked to intra-abdominal pressure from carrying excess body weight, ascites, cancer or other intra-abdominal malignancy, or multiple pregnancies. Hernias don't go away on their own. Only surgery can repair a hernia. Many people are able to delay surgery for months or even years but there is always a chance of incarceration.