A hernia develops when an internal part of your body, such as an organ, pushes through a weak area in the surrounding muscle or tissue. An umbilical hernia is when tissue or a part of the bowel protrudes into the tummy near the belly button. It causes the belly button to pop outwards.
Adults can get an umbilical hernia, possibly as a result of repeated strain on the tummy. It may cause discomfort. To prevent complications, surgery is recommended in most cases. If the hernia is not repaired, it is likely to get bigger over time. The operation to repair an umbilical hernia is straightforward and takes about 20 to 30 minutes. You are given a general anaesthetic. This means that you are asleep during the operation and do not feel any pain.
Here at Highgate Private Hospital, we have an expert team of hernia repair consultants. We offer an all-inclusive self-pay package for hernia repair. Prices for open surgery to repair an umbilical hernia and one follow-up appointment start from £2,381 (terms and conditions apply).
For more information, please call our self-pay advisers on 020 3918 9463.