Epigastric hernias generally occur between the rib cage and the navel, in the middle of the abdomen. These hernias are usually composed of fatty tissue and occur in an area where muscle and connective fibers are especially prone to weakness. These hernias are generally painless. Similar to other hernias, the intestine will have to be pushed back behind the abdominal wall.
Hernioplasty (Mesh Repair)
This type of repair uses partially absorbable mesh. The mesh acts like a fence to reduce tension on the wound and prevent reoccurrence. Hernia repairs performed this way may typically,
- Be completed in an outpatient setting
- Be completed under or local or regional anesthetic
- Allow patients to go home the same day
- Reduce the risk of a bacterial infection Result in a quicker recovery.