Bumrungrad International Hospital

Bangkok, Thailand
381 Est. 1980

Umbilical Hernia Repair

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Umbilical Hernia Repair at Bumrungrad International Hospital

What does Bumrungrad International Hospital offer patients?

Bumrungrad International Hospital, located in Watthana, Bangkok, Thailand offers patients Umbilical Hernia Repair procedures among its total of 321 available procedures, across 34 different specialties
. Currently, there's no pricing information for Umbilical Hernia Repair procedures at Bumrungrad International Hospital, as all prices are available on request only.

How many specialists are there and what accreditation's have been awarded to Bumrungrad International Hospital?

There are many specialists available at the Hospital, with 10 in total, and they have multiple recognized accreditations, including:
  • JCI Accredited
  • Hospital Accreditation of Thailand

Facility Services Available at Bumrungrad International Hospital

Airport pickup
Family accommodation
Free Wifi
Hotel booking
Interpreter services
Local transportation booking
Mobility accessible rooms
Online doctor consultation
Parking available
Phone in the room
Private rooms for patients available
Special dietary requests accepted
Translation services
TV in the room


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What you need to know about Umbilical Hernia Repair in Bangkok

Umbilical hernia repair is a simple operation to fix umbilical hernias. An umbilical hernia involves a pouch or bulge forming in the abdomen that occurs when part of the bowel or fatty tissue pushes through a weak spot in or near the belly button. It is common in infants and children, especially in premature babies. In some cases, it may also develop in adults.

Umbilical hernias are easily treatable. In children, they do not always require surgical repair. However, surgery may be necessary if the hernia:

  • Causes pain and discomfort

  • Grows after the child is 1 to 2 years old

  • The intestines are within the bulge

  • The hernia becomes trapped

  • The bulge is still present by the age of 4 years.

For most adults with an umbilical hernia, surgery is recommended because the risk of complications is higher and the hernia is unlikely to get better by itself. 

Umbilical hernia repair is performed to push the bulge back into place and to strengthen the weak spot in the abdominal wall.

What's the Recovery Time?

You can gradually resume your normal activities over time until you can do them without feeling any pain. Most patients can perform light activities within 1 or 2 weeks. If you work in an office job, you may be able to return to work in 1 or 2 weeks. However, strenuous activities and heavy lifting should be avoided for about 4 to 6 weeks. Therefore, if you work a manual job, it is wise to wait at least 4 weeks until you return to work. 

Children can go back to school in about a week, but they should be excused from games and sports for at least 2 weeks. Make sure your children avoid contact sports for 6 to 8 weeks.

What's the Success Rate?

Umbilical hernia repair is a low-risk procedure. It is generally safe and effective. However, an umbilical hernia can reoccur. According to a study, the recurrence rate after umbilical hernia repair is 8.9%.

While the procedure is safe, complications can still occur, particularly if you have other serious medical conditions. It is important that you talk to your doctor if you are concerned about the risks. Other risks of the procedure (unrelated to other medical conditions) are:

  • Blood clots

  • Infection

  • Injury to nearby structures

  • Allergic reaction to anesthesia.

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Doctors at Bumrungrad International Hospital

  • Dr. Prayuth Tunsuriyawong

    Dr. Prayuth Tunsuriyawong


  • Dr. Prinyarat Burusnukul

    Dr. Prinyarat Burusnukul


  • Dr. Siraruj Sakoolnamarka

    Dr. Siraruj Sakoolnamarka


  • Dr. Chantawat Sheanakul

    Dr. Chantawat Sheanakul


  • Dr. Jantra Chennavasin

    Dr. Jantra Chennavasin


  • Dr. Bancha Chernchujitt

    Dr. Bancha Chernchujitt


  • Dr. Verapan Kuansongtham

    Dr. Verapan Kuansongtham


  • Dr. Apichat Kongkanand

    Dr. Apichat Kongkanand


  • Dr. Pattanasak Lertpradit

    Dr. Pattanasak Lertpradit


  • Dr. Amorn Poomee

    Dr. Amorn Poomee