Umbilical herniorrhaphy with dual mesh repair (OP Report Sample)

PREOPERATIVE DIAGNOSIS:  Reducible umbilical hernia.

POSTOPERATIVE DIAGNOSIS:  Reducible umbilical hernia.

OPERATION PERFORMED:  Umbilical herniorrhaphy with dual mesh repair.

OPERATION:  Patient was brought to the operating room, placed in the spine position.  After induction of general anesthesia, the abdomen was prepped and draped in a sterile manner.  A curvilinear incision was made below the umbilicus and carried down to the fascia, at which point the hernia was exposed and excess sac was removed.  The hernia contents were reduced within the peritoneal cavity (preperitoneal fat) and we proceeded to place a piece of dual mesh cut to the appropriate size in an underlay fashion being held in place with multiple interrupted Prolene sutures.  The fascia was closed over the dual mesh with PDS suture and the skin was closed with running subcuticular Monocryl suture.  The patient tolerated the procedure without incident, was extubated and taken to the recovery room in good condition.