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I am having keyhole surgery soon for umbilical hernia. What can you tell me about this operation?

I am having keyhole surgery soon for umbilical hernia. What can you tell me about this operation?

Future of surgery: Keyhole surgery involves a laporascopic approach. The surgeon will use carbon dioxide to inflate your belly like the superdome. Then from the inside they will be able to find the defect and repair it with a plug. This can have less scar, less pain, and can be repeated if need be. You may be able to return to work sooner. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining protrudes thru, creating a sac. Organs from within the abdominal cavity, such as the intestine, can protrude thru the hole and get stuck in the sac. Many hernias develop during fetal life and become evident in childhood or as an adult. Some develop following a prior abdominal operation. The cornerstone ...Read more


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Hello, I am scheduled hernia surgery next week and quite confused. I have been reading a lot of bad stories of post hernia surgery. How do I know if my surgeon is good and vs open or keyhole surgery.

Check his : Credentials with the state's medical boards. Laparoscopic surgery has more advantages - shorter surgery time, faster recovery. Discuss with your surgeon any concerns u have.It is a low risk surgery vs heart and brain operation. Bless u! ...Read more

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I had laparoscopic surgery 14 weeks ago. I'm still having discomfort around the navel. Surgeon says there is no hernia. Why am I still in pain?

I had laparoscopic surgery 14 weeks ago.  I'm still having discomfort around the navel. Surgeon says there is no hernia. Why am I still in pain?

May be several thing: This could be a reaction to sutures, an infection, or adhesions. If you are still having pain you need to check with your surgeon. This is not normal. ...Read more

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Hello! My husband is having robotic laparoscopic surgery on a small hernia in his upper abdomen. can he fly 10 days after surgery? if not, why? Thanks

Hello! My husband is having robotic laparoscopic surgery on a small hernia in his upper abdomen. can he fly 10 days after surgery? if not, why? Thanks

Here are some...: As reported, your hubby had uneventful minimally invasive abdominal hernia repair - not specified; congratulation! Clinically and generally speaking, he should have no reason for avoiding flight 10 days after such procedure. But, for sake of safety, asking the surgeon, who knew the best detail and nature of the procedure, is the most reasonable thing to do. Best wishes to his health... ...Read more

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How serious is belly button hernia after laparoscopic surgery of colectomy in adults?

How serious is belly button hernia after laparoscopic surgery of colectomy in adults?

Depends: The size and what is protruding through hernia and if the contents get stuck. All these things determine how serious. If it hurts or bothers you or is stuck go see your surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a spigi.Hernia and also a hernia in a old scar. How would the doctors remove? With a cut or laparoscopic surgery. How long hospital stay?

I have a spigi.Hernia and also a hernia in a old scar. How would the doctors remove? With a cut or laparoscopic surgery. How long hospital stay?

Sameway: Spegalian hernia develops inside the layers abdominal wall muscles, lateral to rectus abdominal muscle ( semilunrar line ) it could be repaired by open incision , or by laparoscopic method as shown in picture the defect as seen through the scope usually a mesh graft used to fill the weakness , most of the time home by next day, speak to your surgeon. ...Read more

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I had laparoscopic surgery 7 days ago for umbilical incisional hernia, repaired with 6" long mesh, still having lots of pain left lower tummy.normal?

I had laparoscopic surgery 7 days ago for umbilical incisional hernia, repaired with 6" long mesh, still having lots of pain left lower tummy.normal?

Yes: yes the pain will be there for a while you can minimizing it by wearing abdominal binder and applying some heat and make sure your bowls are regular ...Read more

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I did a laparoscopic surgery for my inguinal hernia 3 days ago and whenever I urinate the area where my hernia used to be pains/burns. Is this normal?

I did a laparoscopic surgery for my inguinal hernia 3 days ago and whenever I urinate the area where my hernia used to be pains/burns. Is this normal?

Here are some...: What you feel now may be expected & okay just to watch and see as long as being slowly but surely getting better day by day without undue local swelling or fever. So, sit tight and let body self-healing continue to its best for now. But if still in doubt, seek professional evaluation and counseling timely. Best wishes... ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Laparoscopic Surgery (Definition)

Laparoscopy is a form of less invasive abdominal or pelvic surgery that uses instruments placed inside ...Read more