The operation is usually performed under a general anaesthetic. The operation usually takes about 30 minutes.
Your surgeon will make a cut over the hernia and free up the ‘hernial sac’.
If only fat is pushing through, your surgeon will either remove the fat or push it back.
If contents of your abdomen are also pushing through, they will place the contents back inside your abdomen.
Your surgeon will close the weak spot with strong stitches or a synthetic mesh (for larger hernias).