Umbilical Hernia Repair Options

Bard® Ventralex™ & Ventralex™ ST Patch Umbilical
The Bard Ventralex™ & Ventralex™ ST patch techniques are a way to fix umbilical hernias. The surgeon makes a small incision (2 to 4 cm) and slides the patch over the defect. The patch is specially designed to lie flat against the abdomen and requires sutures. This patch helps reduce the risk of the hernia coming back. This procedure is typically done in a few hours and requires general anesthesia. There is always a chance for complications with surgery such as infection, hematoma (blood collection), pain or hernia recurrence. Your physician will discuss these with you prior to surgery.


Ventralex™ Hernia Patch Ventralex™ ST Hernia Patch


Please consult the package insert for more detailed safety information and instructions for use.
Ventralex Hernia Patch Instructions for Use



Hundreds of thousands of hernia repair operations are performed each year both with and without surgical mesh, and patients generally recover quickly and do well after surgery. However, all surgical procedures are associated with some risk. Speak to your surgeon prior to surgery about possible risks and complications. Some of the possible complications include adverse reactions to the mesh, adhesions (bands of scar-like tissue) and injuries to nearby organs, nerves or blood vessels. Other complications of hernia repair can occur with or without the mesh, including infection, chronic pain and hernia recurrence.

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