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How long before i can get back to exercise after laparoscopic hernia repair surgery?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Start easy: Check with your own surgeon. But in general, gradually increase lighter activities such as walking or treadmill for first few weeks. Swimming good when alright with yoir surgeon. Usually wait 4-6 weeks before doing heavier or strenuous exercises.
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 31 years experience
As tolerated : I tell my patients to return to usual activity as treated by pain and discomfort. Just listen to your body and use common sense and you'll be fine. As always however, there may be features unique to your case, and you should check with your surgeon. Good luck!

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How long after laparoscopic hernia repair can I return to hockey?

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Dr. Steven Halbreich
General Surgery 27 years experience
2 weeks: About 2 weeks if you are feeling well and the swelling is down and incisions are fully healed.

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Last updated Aug 9, 2015

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