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umbilical hernia repair

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience in Internal Medicine
Insurance?: If you have insurance it will likely be covered. Otherwise you need to ask the doctor and perhaps do some shopping around for a good surgeon at a reas ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Nishi
21 years experience in Bariatrics
Umbilical hernia : If the hernia is 2cm or less, surgery is usually quick, 20-30 minutes and doesn't require mesh. If larger, it may require mesh placement. This can be ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
No: Usually an outpatient surgery at a hospital or surgery center. Can go home after recovered from the anesthetic. Unless the surgery is being performed ... Read More
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience in Family Medicine
Short: Most umbilical hernia repairs are done outpatient and require a very short recovery. If you do a lot of liftinig, bending and stooping and straining ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Few weeks: About 4-6 weeks of no heavy exercises or lifting. Walking and normal light activities are fine right after surgery.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience in General Surgery
Depends: Was it done open? Lap? With mesh? What was the size of hernia? What is your bmi?Medical condition? The type of exercise you have in mind? Your surgeo ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Close the Hole: An umbilical hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall at the belly button through which the inner layer of the abdominal cavity protrudes, creating a sa ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Reichenbach
21 years experience in General Surgery
Very common problem: Typically a simple outpatient procedure. May or may not require mesh depending on the size. Several days of mild to moderate pain. Recommend no heav ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
YES: YES- the surgical mesh will hold everything in place.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joey Bluhm
16 years experience in General Surgery
Depends: Depends on how far from surgery you are. See your surgeon to evaluate if this is typical postoperative pain or a complication from the surgery.
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