Umbilical hernia surgery cost in South Africa…Belly button hernia surgery cost…
An umbilical hernia occurs when part of your intestine bulges through the opening in your abdominal muscles near your bellybutton (navel). Umbilical hernias are common and typically harmless.
During gestation, the umbilical cord passes through a small opening in the baby’s abdominal muscles. The opening normally closes just after birth. If the muscles don’t join together completely in the midline of the abdominal wall, an umbilical hernia may appear at birth or later in life.
Umbilical hernias are most common in infants, but they can affect adults as well.
In adults, too much abdominal pressure contributes to umbilical hernias. Causes of increased pressure in the abdomen include:
-Fluid in the abdominal cavity
-Previous abdominal surgery
-Long-term peritoneal dialysis to treat kidney failure
Infant umbilical hernia are more evident when the infant cries, causing the bellybutton to protrude. This is a classic sign of an umbilical hernia.
If you suspect you might be suffering from an Umbilical hernia, see a doctor for you will need surgery.
In South Africa, it cost about $3,000 for open umbilical hernia operation in many government public hospital or private hospitals but around $5,000 fir laparoscopic hernia surgery.
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Surgery, no matter how routine, is always accompanied by questions and apprehension. If you need surgery for a hernia, regardless of location, you want to know what to expect during your recovery.
In general laparoscopic surgery has a faster recovery time compared to open surgery. Recovery time after
hernia repair usually takes two to three weeks. Most patients will return to normal daily activities and go
back to work within a week. You will be advised not to do any heavy lifting for at least six weeks after surgery.
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