What is a Hernia? A hernia can occur in any part of the body that has an opening for a muscle or organ to pass through. The common inguinal hernia is located in the groin area. A femoral hernia occurs in the thigh just below the groin. An umbilical hernia is located near or under the belly button, while a hiatal hernia occurs at the opening of the stomach into the oesophagus … [Read more...] about Hernia: How Long Can You Avoid the Surgery?