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Paraumbilical Hernia Repair (Laparoscopic / open Approach)

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This is a surgical procedure performed to repair a paraumbilical hernia (bulging of the abdominal contents near the navel). The laparoscopic approach involves small incisions made around the bulge and insertion of a thin tube (laparoscope) with an attached camera, and repairing the hernia by moving the bulging intestine and other abdominal tissue back into the abdomen and sewing close the hole and reinforcing using mesh. In the conventional open approach, a bigger incision is made to get access to the abdomen.