Can my child have two different procedures done at the same time?
How long will my child be in the hospital after surgery?
How much should I tell my child before hand about surgery?
How soon after surgery may I see my child?
What is a hernia? Can the operation to fix a hernia make my son sterile?
It may be large or small, and usually appears as a lump or swelling in the groin or scrotum in boys, or in the labia in girls.
An umbilical hernia develops when the muscles in the abdomen, around the belly button, do not fully close before birth, and some intestine protrudes into the opening.
The operation is a perfectly safe procedure and will not cause a male to become sterile. Fixing a hernia can prevent damage to the testicle.
What sort of dietary restrictions will my child need to follow before and after the surgery?
When can my child resume full activity?