Surgeons' attitudes vary on hernia repair in young women

Not every surgeon took into account that the patient might want to become pregnant

Surgeons' opinions on abdominal hernia repair in women of childbearing age are quite variable, a small survey shows.

umbilial hernia in female

Some 21 surgeons from the state of Michigan, US, were presented with a clinical vignette featuring a 25-year-old woman seeking elective repair of a symptomatic 2cm umbilical hernia. They were then then asked how they would approach the case.

The surgeons fell into three groups: those who did not consider childbearing to be a factor; those who