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Had umbilical hernia repaired. Had seven incisions done. Is this correct?

i just had an umbilical hernia repair done with the mesh inserted. i had a total of seven incisions - 4 incisions in a square pattern around my navel. this was done to sew the four corners of the patch to my inner stomach wall. the other three incisions were up and down the right side of my stomach. i am assuming these were needed to insert what tools were needed to do the work. i have since looked at pictures of this type of surgery and have one friend that had this done also and i can not find anything that resembles what my surgery looks like. was my surgery done correctly? my stomach is going to have scars all over it. Tony Raleigh NC
Asked On : Sun, 7 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi welcome to Health care magic forum.
Thanks for asking a question to H.C.M.Forum.
You had surgery on umblical hernia with seven incisions.
Hernia is a condition where the intestines,or mesentry protrudes into the wall structures, or internal structures. They can protrude in one direction or in more directions. Into the same passage or different.
Depending upon the internal structures incisions are planed and follow the procedure. If single structure protrudes into single passage single incision may be sufficient.
I hope i have replied to your satisfaction.
Best regards.
Answered: Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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General Surgeon Dr. M Y Shareef's  Response
Hi there ! Yes, the three incisions you have up and down the right side of your stomach could be due to the laparoscopic instruments inserted into your abdomen to repair your hernia. The four stiches must have been on the four corners of the square you are talking about, which must be very minimal small incisions to fix the mesh to the inside of your abdomen. This is a kind of minimally invasive surgery to avoid giving you a very big open surgical scar. These small incision scars will heal up and leave very minimal scarring. So do not get bothered. Good luck.
Answered: Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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