Dec 15, · Umbilical hernias cause a swelling or bulge near the navel area. They’re most common in babies, but they can also occur in adults. Most umbilical hernias Author: Shannon Johnson And Jacquelyn Cafasso.
Laparoscopic hernia repair— The hernia is repaired with mesh or sutures inserted through instruments placed into small incisions in the abdomen. Nonsurgical Procedure Watchful waiting is generally not recommended for adults with an umbilical hernia. You may be able to wait to repair umbilical hernias that are very small.
Umblical Hernia in adults Treatment. When the hole is small, say less than 1 or 2 centimeters, it is believed that 90 percent of umbilical hernia cases close in three years. If hernias do not enlarge or are asymptomatic, then there may or may not be a need for surgery.