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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. Barry Rosen
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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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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 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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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

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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?

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

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I was diagnosed with a umbilical hernia. What's the recovery time after surgery?

I was diagnosed with a umbilical hernia. What's the recovery time after surgery?

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

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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?

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 more

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Is hernia surgery an out patient surgery . What is the recovery time?

Is hernia surgery an out patient  surgery . What is the recovery time?

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 more

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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.

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 more

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What is the recovery time for surgery to correct a large hernia in his scrotum?

What is the recovery time for surgery to correct a large hernia in his scrotum?

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

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Just had surgery for a.10x8 hematoma due to an earlier hiatal hernia what can I expect.Regarding pain and recovery time?

Just had surgery for a.10x8 hematoma due to an earlier hiatal hernia what can I expect.Regarding pain and recovery time?

Worse: This is your second surgery in the same area so it may be a more painful and longer recovery than the original surgery. ...Read more

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What is the typical recovery time for surgery to repair an inguinal hernia? We have a 20 pound toddler!

What is the typical recovery time for surgery to repair an inguinal hernia? We have a 20 pound toddler!

24 hrs: In a toddler recovery will be rapid by next day, most of the time will have melting suture at the skin wound , no stitches to be taken off. ...Read more

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What is the recovery from hernia surgery like?

What is the recovery from hernia surgery like?

Common: Inguinal hernia is very common and modern surgery quite effective and less invasive. Some pain, bruising and limitation of exercize is reasonable expectation for 4-6 weeks in general other hernias in other places have there own track. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

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