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Mayo stand and back table instruments for Umbilical Hernia Repair surgery setup

Clamping & Occluding

  • Allis Forceps

    Allis Forceps

  • Curved Hemostat

    Curved Hemostat

  • Kocher Forceps

    Kocher Forceps

  • Penetrating Towel Clamp

    Penetrating Towel Clamp

  • Tonsil Clamp

    Tonsil Clamp

Cutting & Dissecting

  • #3 Knife Handle

    #3 Knife Handle

  • Metzenbaum Scissor

    Metzenbaum Scissor

  • Straight Mayo Scissor

    Straight Mayo Scissor

Grasping & Holding

  • Adson Forceps

    Adson Forceps

  • Debakey Forcep

    Debakey Forcep

  • Toothed Forcep

    Toothed Forcep

Retracting & Exposing

  • Army-Navy Retractor

    Army-Navy Retractor

  • Senn Retractor

    Senn Retractor

  • Weitlaner Retractor

    Weitlaner Retractor


  • Yankauer Suction

    Yankauer Suction

Suturing & Stapling

  • Mayo-Hegar Needle Holder

    Mayo-Hegar Needle Holder

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

  1. Christine Cooley says:

    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?

    • Diana Lei-aloha says:

      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!

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