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How long does a hernia operation keep you out work?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Varies: Depends on the type of work, but generally can go back to light work in about a week after surgery and no heavy work for about 4-6 weeks. Get specific instructions from your surgeon for your own situation.

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