Surgery is the only way to cure an acquired hernia.
However, if your hernia is not painful or complicated, then surgery can be delayed.Your doctor may want to wait and watch the hernia. If your hernia becomes painful, hard, or larger in size, then you'll need surgery. Umbilical hernias are among the most common types of hernias that doctors use a wait-and-watch approach. Inguinal, hiatal, and sports hernias are often treated in similar ways.