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how long do you have to stay in hospital after hernia repair

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Same day: Most of the time after hernia repair will go home on the same day, however complex abdominal hernias that require extensive reconstruction, or after r ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Grover
25 years experience General Surgery
Hours: Unless it is a large ventral hernia, most people are gone within a couple of hours.

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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Usually: It depends how extensive the operation is. Some take 45 minutes, some take 6-7 hours. I hope the operation goes well, and you will have to ask your su ... Read More
Dr. Jay Stylman
37 years experience General Surgery
Not necessarily: Extent of pain, hospital stay is very variable depending on the size of the hernia and the manner in which it is repaired. Some patients can be tre ... Read More
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Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Depends/likely: The size or the hernia, and the contents of the hernia sac (bowel stuck in the hernia sac) will impact the repair and the recovery. It is common for o ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Variable: Small open repairs such as those at the belly button are typically done without a stay in the hospital. Large abdominal wall reconstruction patients t ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience Anesthesiology
Depends: Depends on the size of the hernia, surgical skills, patients recovering abilities. Your surgeon is the best guide.
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Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: This Question would best be answered by your surgeon. Depending on your age, other medical conditions, etc, will often determine if you need to stay ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
36 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Second opinion: Ask to see another GI doctor just to get a fresh pair of eyes on the situation. The hernia surgery may be responsible but it could also be something u ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
No: If they do it could have an area of numbness which is of no significance !!
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Neavin
18 years experience Plastic Surgery
I dont think...: ...They do. It is functional, not cosmetic.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Your question: isn't clear. Please consider resubmitting and insuring that there is a clear and specific question.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Hernia surgery: Would not be cosmetic unless combined with other plastic surgery abdominoplasty procedures. Also hospitals in general would have no reason to qualify ... Read More

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