A ventral hernia occurs along the vertical center of the abdominal wall. Treatment for ventral hernia is surgery, which includes open, laparoscopic, and robotic hernia repair.
A hernia occurs when there is a hole in the muscles of the abdominal wall, allowing a loop of intestine or abdominal tissue to push through the muscle layer. A ventral hernia is a hernia that occurs at any location along the midline (vertical center) of the abdomen wall.
There are three types of Hernia:
- Epigastric (stomach area) hernia-This type of hernia occurs anywhere from just below the breastbone to the navel. This type of hernia is seen in both men and women.
- Umbilical (belly button) hernia-This type of hernia occurs in the area of the belly button.
- Incisional hernia-This type of hernia develops at the site of previous surgery. This type of hernia can occur anytime from months to years after abdominal surgery.