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Are there things I can do to speed up my recovery after hernia surgery

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Slowly increase: Gradually increase your activity with your doctor's approval. Walking and gradual light exercises that do not strain the area that had surgery can be ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Jamison
33 years experience General Surgery
There : There are several different ways to repair an inguinal hernia. A traditional repair involves an incision over the area of the hernia and the placemen ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Glantz
37 years experience General Surgery
Hernia surgery: The recovery time after hernia surgery varies, depending on the location of the hernia, the size of the hernia, the type of repair, as well as the pat ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Many hernia repairs are an our patient surgery, such as inguinal (groin) or umbilical hernias. Large ventral hernias may need short inpatient care. Mo ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Hernia: of course, you will
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience Wound care
Depends how bad: These days it is usually done with laparoscpes (cameras) and you end up with a small hole in your belly-button and 2 smaller hole on your stomach. Yo ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Krook
Dr. Jon Krook answered
23 years experience General Surgery
Depends: It depends on what type of hernia it was, how big it was, and how extensive the surgery was. If it was an operation on a recurrent hernia, those are ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6 weeks: It varies somewhat based on the size and location of the hernia and the technique used to repair it, but in general there is an approximately 6 week r ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience General Surgery
Minor discomfort: In addition to surgical site discomfort for a few days (assuming a uncomplicated lap procedure), some patients report minor bloating and swallowing di ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
No: The defect in the abdominal wall necessitating hernia repair in the para umbilical area is small. With heavy and at least 2 layer suture repair esp ... Read More
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