Also called: Epigastric Hernia; Incisional Hernia; Parastomal Hernia; Umbilical Hernia
Ventral hernias are less common than inguinal hernias.
There are several subcategories of ventral hernias, including:
- Epigastric – a weak area or hole that develops above the belly button near the bottom of the rib cage.
- Incisional – intestine pushes through the abdomen wall using a weak spot caused by prior surgery or cuts in the muscle.
- Parastomal – a hernia that occurs near an Ostomy (an opening through which waste leaves the body).
- Umbilical – when an intestine pushes through the abdomen at the belly button.