Umbilical Hernia

An umbilical hernia is a weakness on the belly button, or navel. That causes pain or bulging. Umbilical hernias can be directly under the belly button, or sometimes slightly above or below it. They can look like a small marble under the skin, or as they get larger they can look like a golf ball and sometimes a tennis ball if left untreated.

It could cause abdominal pain lateral to the belly button and worse can create and obstruction. It generally needs to be repaired. Dr. Garcia uses a new state of the art robotic technique.

He opens the space behind the rectus muscle and closes the defect with sutures using the robot ability to perform complex surgical tasks. Then he places thin small mesh behind the muscle (Sublay). Dr. Garcia then closes the peritoneum and prevents the mesh from creating any problems.

Umbilical hernia and the different position where the mesh is placed. [ Image ]

General & Bariatric Surgery of South Florida offers info on procedures such as gastric sleeve surgery, hernia repair, colon surgery, and gastric reflux surgery. We encourage you to visit our website today or call us at (954) 251-0285 so that we can help answer any questions or concerns about these important decisions in your life!

Mesh Implants

There’s no reason to be fear having a mesh implant. Watch the video below for an explanation of why mesh is safe.

Patient Testimonials

Dr. Garcia is the best, I had a robotic surgery for diverticulitis. It was the best experience I've ever had. I can say my recovery was more than successful. I'm very grateful to him and his staff. I would definitely recommend him with my eyes closed. You will be in the best hands.

Kenia Mirabal Google Review

I was suffering from a bilateral hernia and searched for a professional to address my issue. I was on-line and checking reviews. I found Doctor Garcia and utilized his service. He and his staff members are personable and they provided me with an atmosphere of comfort. His skills performing surgery are amazing. I will definitely refer any family or friends who would be in need of his services. Blessings to you and your staff.

Danny Rodriguez Google Review

Dr Garcia and his staff are top notch. From my very first visit I have been treated like a VIP. My surgery was virtually painless and I have my life back. I am a tennis coach and had resigned to think that I will never play again. Thanks to Dr. Garcia I will be back and better than ever very soon. Thank you!!!!!

Scott Smashey Google Review

Insurances Accepted

General & Bariatric Surgery of South Florida accepts a wide range of health insurances.