Umbilical hernias are most commonly seen in infants and are the result of weakness in the abdominal wall in the area of the navel. In both children and adults, these hernias may cause discomfort and may present a less attractive appearance. A qualified hernia specialist can correct these issues and to ensure that they do not cause health problems later on. At Texas Hernia Specialist, Dr. Rick Ngo offers the hernia surgery options needed to deal with umbilical hernias in the most effective way.
Causes of Umbilical Hernias
During pregnancy, the umbilical cord passes through a gap in the abdominal muscles of the unborn child. This gap typically closes soon after the baby is born. However, sometimes the abdominal muscle wall does not close completely. This can allow tissue to slip through the wall and cause a visible bulge at or near the navel. Dr. Ngo will perform a herniorrhaphy, or put more simply, the process of performing hernia repair. This will provide you or your family member with a reliable solution for your umbilical hernia.
Complications of Umbilical Hernias
Left untreated, some umbilical hernias may cause serious issues if a portion of the intestine becomes trapped outside the abdominal wall. This can lead to gastrointestinal disorders and to the death of some of the trapped tissue, resulting in serious complications and infections. The minimally invasive procedures we perform in our office will help to prevent dangerous side effects and to promote better health for you and your family.
Dr. Rick Ngo and the team at Texas Hernia Specialist will provide you with advanced hernia repair solutions for your needs. Call us today at (713) 255-6363 to schedule an initial appointment. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you.