surgery will be needed
Hi, I understand your anxiety
related to the surgery matter.
But it can only be decided after certain special x-rays which will delineate the defect if any.
And it needs examination along with these tests to decide if baby needs surgical procedure or it can be dealt with just antibiotics.
But seeing the prolonged history and attached pictures, it appears that it will need some intervention ranging from mild denudation of scab covering the belly button to clipping of the communication of bladder.
And the good part is it has excellent results and is a minor procedure.
It usually closes by itself in first couple of weeks in most babies and since it hasn't so far then chances of getting complicated in the form of umblical infection or repeated urine infections is pretty high.
Your anxiety is justified but don't be sad thinking of it because it can be dealt with easily with no future implications after treatment.