Mayo stand and back table instruments for Umbilical Hernia Repair surgery setup
Clamping & Occluding
Cutting & Dissecting
Grasping & Holding
Retracting & Exposing
Suturing & Stapling
What to expect during Umbilical Hernia Repair
The patient will be supine on the OR table.
Folded towels and a laparotomy drape will be used to drape the patient out. The bovie and suction need to be thrown off and attached to the drape.
The surgeon will inject local, and then used a 15 blade to make incision. The bovie, Metz, debakeys, and adsons will be used to dissect down to the hernia. Allis clamps may be used on the surrounding tissue.
The hernia sac may be removed and sent to pathology.
A PDS suture or something similar will be used to closed the hernia.
The rest of the incision will be closed with Vicryl and Monocryl.
5 thoughts on “Umbilical Hernia Repair”
We have been doing a lot of umbilical hernias lately. Really starting to get the hang of them!
Is this the set up from an open umbilical hernia repair?
Your setup looks awesome! I can definitely tell you’re getting the hang of them!
I don’t think I’ve done an umbilical hernia before, but the last hernia I scrubbed I didn’t have the Penrose open. Do I need one of those for this one?
You will not use a Penrose for an umbilical hernia repair. It sounds like the hernia repair you did before was an inguinal hernia repair. Surgeons almost always use Penrose drains during inguinal repairs because it can easily and safely be used around the Van Deferens in male patients!