Umbilical hernia occurs through a weak area in the abdominal wall. The peritoneum is pushing its way out through the weak area which can cause problems if the intestine becomes stuck. In such a case, emergency surgery is required. Umbilical hernia will not get better in time, and it will never go away on its own. Surgery is the preferred kind of treatment against hernia.

Your preparations for the surgery

Stop taking alternative/herbal medicine 2 weeks before your scheduled surgery

Remove hair from the surgical area 1 week before your scheduled surgery

The umbilicus must be clean

At the day of surgery

You must fast and thirst before your surgery

Scan your social security card at the stand when you arrive

Be prepared for waiting time

About the surgery

How the surgery is conducted

Risks and side effects

Bleeding and infection

Chronic pain and discomfort

It is important that you are active

When you come home

Restrictions and sick leave

Bandages and stitches

Further healthcare appointments

If you have questions and/or issues


You may always contact us

If you have practical questions before your surgery, you can contact our secretariat between 9.00 am and 2.00 pm at phone 7842 6285.

If you have questions in relation to your surgery after you are discharged, you can contact Surgical Ward 1 at phone 7842 6277.

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