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No worries. Upper abdominal hernia
, called epigastric hernia
, is in abdominal wall and is FAR away from your critical organs and these organs like heart, lungs etc are separated from abdominal structures by diaphragm .This repair may or may nor require placement of a synthetic mesh depending on the size of the hernia.
So relax. It is as safe as lower abdominal wall hernia.