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Hernia Keyhole Surgery Recovery Time
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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
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
How come when a doc does a laparoscopic surgery for a hernia they make so many openings on your stomach?
I had a laparoscopic surgery for my hernia its been 10 days but im experiencing esophagus burning. The doctor said 1 month to end. Is it natural?
Is what natural?: Does your question pertain to: 1) expected duration of post-op recovery? 2) anticipated time to surgical benefit? Also, have you continued use of acid blockers since surgery? Have you complied with GERD diet restrictions? What surgery did you have (LINX, Nissen, etc.) We will need more information to best be of help to you. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on your medical history, physical exam, size of hernia, and technique of repair. For most of my hernia patients, I tell them to return to normal activity as tolerated by pain and discomfort. Typical recovery times range from a few days for "simple" cases, to a several weeks for larger hernias and more complex clinical scenarios. ...Read more
I had 2 "vertical" c-sections 39 & 40 yrs ago. Now i'm told I have a large hernia in my rectus abdominis: surgery to repair? Recovery time?
Yes: Surgery is required to repair any hernia. This can be done by opening your previous incision or laparoscopically. Recovery time varies depending on size of the hernia, technique of repair, and individual patient recovery process. I would plan on at least one night in hospital for bigger hernias and anywhere from 2-6 weeks of limited activity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hernia surgery : Hernia surgeries are commonly performed as outpatient procedures. They may be performed in an open or laparoscopic fashion. Some details could determine whether or not it is inpatient such as complicating medical conditions like diabetes, heart disease, or sleep apnea. Also, size and location of the hernia and age of the patient. The recovery times varies, but if outpatient, would expect 3 wks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am getting surgery for an umbilical hernia. Can u tell me a bit about it? Size of incision, recovery time, length of stay at hosp., etc.
Well tolerated: Usually, a small umbilical hernia may be repaired with mesh through a small incision under the umbilicus as an outpatient procedure. You will be sore for a couple of days, but can resume normal activities within the week after surgery. Larger hernias can be repaired via a laparoscopic approach and may require overnight hospitalization for pain control. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usual course: Your surgeon should have covered this in depth with you. If he or she did not, see someone who will. Pain (or discomfort as we doctors call it), swelling and some bruising are all normal. The most intense portion lasts about three days. Everyone is a bit different, but most are back to nearly normal within a few weeks. ...Read more
Just had surgery for a.10x8 hematoma due to an earlier hiatal hernia what can I expect.Regarding pain and recovery time?
What is the typical recovery time for surgery to repair an inguinal hernia? We have a 20 pound toddler!
Laparoscopic Inguinal hernia surgery with mesh - recovery time? When to start with cycling and exercise for abdominals?
Ask your surgeon: He knows the details of your individual case and can give you the most accurate answer. ...Read more
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