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I’m not a doctor but if you have a small umbilical hernia definitely get it repaired by using a tissue repair. I had both a inguinal hernia and a very small umbilical hernia that were both repaired in the same surgery. Mesh was used for my inguinal hernia which turned into a total nightmare and I had to have it removed. The umbilical hernia was stitched up. I never felt a thing and never have had an issue with it.
no need for mesh for a small hernia.
Also the size of the mesh they use for a small hernia can be quite big.
stay away from mesh if possible and find the best qualified surgeon to do your repair even if it means traveling.
just my two cents