Surgical treatment of umbilical hernias and abdominal wall hernias

In some young children, stomach contents protrude through a small opening (hernia) in the navel. This is a relatively common problem which usually rectifies itself within a year.

If the hernia has not closed by the time the child is four years old, it should be repaired surgically. Hernias above the navel (abdominal wall hernias) do no usually heal by themselves and are therefore repaired through a small incision under general anaesthesia. Recovery from the procedure, which is performed as a day surgery procedure, is quick.


Prices for the most common types of pediatric surgery:
Hernia repair surgery starts from €1478 (one side) and €1928 (both sides)
Umbilical hernia repair surgery starts from €1478

A total cost estimate is made during an appointment with the specialist who performs the procedure. The final price is determined by the materials and implants used, the duration and difficulty of the procedure, the need for additional examinations and the length of the hospital stay. 


 The Social Insurance Institution (Kela) can reimburse part of the surgeon’s and anaesthesiologist's fees. The size of the reimbursement is determined by the standard rate which has been set by the Social Insurance Institution for the relevant procedure code. In practice, the reimbursement does not cover the full cost of the procedure. 

With a Diacor Hoitotili (Diacor Healthcare Account), you get opportunities for flexible payment. If you wish, you can pay your bill in instalments.

Medical centres


Porkkalankatu 22 C, 1st floor
00180 Helsinki

Operating days are from Monday to Friday


Airo Ilari

Gastroenterological Surgeon

Lic. Med., Specialist in Gastroenterology and Surgery. Gastroscopy, colonoscopy, hernias, gall bladder, gastrointestinal surgeries, anal disorders, rubber band ligations (RBL)

Kyhälä Lea

Gastroenterological Surgeon, Surgeon

Specialist in Gastroenterological Surgery. Inguinal hernia, umbilical hernia, ventral hernia, gallstones, endoscopic operations, sorting out stomach problems, gastroscopy, proctoscopy, rubber band ligations (RBL), anal fissures, minor surgical procedures