Other hernias: ventral, insional, umbilical & epigastric

Hernias of the central part of the abdomen are described as ventral hernia. Hernias occurring at the site of a previous operation are known as incisional hernia. A variety of open surgical or laparoscopic techniques can be used to repair these hernia, depending upon their size and complexity.

Laparoscopic Incisonal and Ventral hernia repair patient advice sheet