A patient information video on the standard procedure for repairing an umbilical hernia using mesh

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Fri 15th May

This video demonstrates the standard technique for repairing an umbilical hernia using mesh. Most umbilical hernias are repaired as an open procedure (the benefits of the laparoscopic approach have yet to be proven). Mesh is used routinely as this has been proven to reduce the recurrence rate over a simple sutured technique.