Inguinal Hernias An inguinal hernia occurs when soft tissue — usually part of the membrane lining the abdominal cavity (omentum) or part of the intestine — protrudes through a weak point in the abdominal muscles. The resulting bulge can be painful, especially when you cough, bend over or lift a heavy object. An inguinal hernia Read More

Umbilical Hernia

An umbilical hernia is an outward bulging (protrusion) of the lining of the abdomen or part of the abdominal organ(s) through the area around the belly button. Causes An umbilical hernia in an infant occurs when the muscle through which the umbilical cord passes does not close completely after birth. Umbilical hernias are common in Read More

Ventral Hernia

What Is a Ventral Hernia? A ventral hernia is a bulging of the abdominal wall, often at the midline. However, it can occur at any location on the abdominal wall. Many are called incisional hernias because they often form at the healed site of past surgical incisions where the skin has become weak or thin. Read More