I have diastasis recti and an umbilical hernia. Will mesh surgery to repair only the hernia worsen the diastasis?

I've had 5 c-sections and a previous umbilical hernia. My diastasis is pretty awful now, and I have another hernia. My mesh surgery to repair the hernia is already scheduled? Will the surgical repair worsen my diastasis?

Doctor Answers 1

Hernia within a Diastasis

I recommend Diastasis closure at the same time as a hernia repair, as the diastasis closure will help improve the hernia repair. 


Beverly Hills General Surgeon

Hernia within a Diastasis

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I recommend Diastasis closure at the same time as a hernia repair, as the diastasis closure will help improve the hernia repair. 


Beverly Hills General Surgeon

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