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Epigastric Hernia Surgery

Why is epigastric hernia surgery done?

Epigastric hernia surgery is a procedure done to repair the bulge developed in the upper mid abdomen, as a result of

  • a congenital or acquired weakness,
  • a gap or opening in the muscles and tendons,

causing the protrusion of abdominal contents.

How is epigastric hernia surgery done?

  • An incision is made at the hernia and the content are either
    • moved back into the abdominal cavity or
    • removed in case of protrusion that consists of strangulated intestines. 
  • The weakened tissue is then closed and strengthened either by stitching it or by reinforcing it with a plastic mesh. The incision is then sutured.
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