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Hernia After Whipple Surgery
Depends: Depends on patient factors such as connective tissue disorders, steroid use and obesity among other things. Also depends on the amount of strenuous activity and the location and size of the hernia. The technique of repair is also critical, along with the experience if the surgeon. In general, you should be able to expect a 90% or greater chance of success. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Yes possible: Spine surgeons will perform multiple discs usually if they are in sequence, and stabilize the spine with hardware. Take the opinion from your surgeon. ...Read more
Fundoplication : Hiatal hernia surgery is relatively common and also very safe; however, no operation is risk-free. Therefore, the decision to have surgery requires balancing the benefits w/the risks--this is a conversation that you need to have w/a surgeon. Risks include injury to the spleen, stomach, esophagus & a collapsed lung. This would be considered an advanced operation; experience is a must. ...Read more
Close observation: Yes small groin hernias , it is possible to observe closely if it get incarcerated ( can not be pushed in , wii have pain ) emergency surgery could be done , as long as not away from medical help . In general should be fixed ( surgery ) is simple low risk out patient procedure. ...Read more
Variable: Primary bilateral laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair requires about 15 to 30 min to complete per side depending on surgeon experience, the exact type of hernia (direct vs. Indirect), patient body habitus and other factors. If one or more of the hernias is recurrent, that can up to double the time. ...Read more
Can get bigger over time (or not); can cause symptoms (fullness, pain)- or not; can have intestine get stuck and can't "reduce" the lump-surgical urgency; can have intestine get stuck and compromise blood flow-surgical emergency.
Talk to your doc. May be able to leave it for some time, especially if no symptoms. ...Read more
Depends on: Location and size of hernia. In general, risks of surgery are infection, hemorrhage, and damage to adjacent organs. Your surgeon will weigh the risk of surgery versus risk of no surgery and make a recommendation. If it is an inguinal hernia repair, it is a common operation with very low risk of complications, in general. ...Read more
Yes: If they are in right places you can even do it through one inscion you can get to L3 to s1through one inscion fairly regularly multiple level spine surgical outcomes aren't as good as one level disease this should not be back ache disk bulges treatment option. ...Read more
Any and all: Once you've been released to activity by your surgeon, probably one to three weeks, based on technique , you'll have no restrictions. You'll be able to do any sport or activity, tempering your enthusiasm by your level of residual soreness. The purpose of hernia repair is to return you to full and unrestricted activity. Good luck. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with GRED and hital hernia, after surgery will I be able to lift weights again?
Hiatal hernia GERD: First line therapy for hiatal hernia and gerd, (acid/bile reflux) is medications to lower the acid. If you fail medical therapy, then surgery may help you. Damaged/scarred lower esophagus and cancer can occur with NO therapy. Okay to ask your regular doc about medical therapy. A scope/EGD will be helpful to diagnose and help plan future therapies. Be cautious about surgery before medication. ...Read more
Should i continue medication with left 6 mm C5 hernia and could it be treated succeccfully without surgery?
How easy is for hernia mesh to break or get missplaced ? Do abdominals heal as before surgery and cover it?
I amm having 0.6mm an umbelical hernia does i really need a surgery i am having little pain once in a week or 10 days?
It's up to you: The risk of this type of hernia getting worse is low. Have it repaireed if you want to prevent it from getting worse, or want to try to releive the symptoms. Weigh these issues against the risks of surgery, which are low, but exist. Talk to your surgeon to discuss before the repair if you still have questions. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I am 88 and too old for surgery, I have incisional hernia and want a natural way to help. Can you recommend something?
Is it true when repairing a inscional hernia unlike most surgeries laproscopic surgery is a bigger surgery then a open one?
At what age do doctors perform surgery for hernias in children? How soon can doctors perform the surgery to correct a hernia?
Children : Children with a hernia can fix it at any age as long as the child is healthy. It is very important to specify what kind of hernia is being discussed. Some hernia at the umbilicus (belly button) will close on their own and usually do not need to be fixed but some do. Most groin or inguinal hernias need to be fixed and surgery usually is performed at any age it is discovered and when the child is healthy enough to undergo surgery. Rarely it is performed in an emergency situation. ...Read more
If hernia is treated with surgery then also issues remain? Life can come back to normal?Or can't do exercise or lift weight ?
Style of operation?
most can resume activities after about 3 months. ...Read more
I found out today that I have a hernia. Are there any restrictions as to what i can and cannot do until I have surgery to fix it?
How long does it take for your body to get used to a mesh. I had an open surgery op for a hernia 2 mnth ago and it is still very painfull.
Call you surgeon: Also, call your surgeon for an exam and evaluation as well. May want to myoflex cream - i've heard it can work wonders. ...Read more
I have a recuring hernia that came back from years ago shoul I have surgery. It bothers me sometimes and make my stomac hurt sometimes I am 61 yr old
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