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How fast is recovery from open surgery for parastomal hernia repair?

How fast is recovery from open surgery for parastomal hernia repair?

Parastomal hernia: Recovery from hernia repair is variable based upon many factors such as hernia size, prior operative details, and type of surgery performed. If possible, the best treatment is to reverse the stoma and repair the hernia site. If the stoma is permanent, a mesh is often utilized. If possible, a laparoscopic repair offers many benefits over open repair. You need to discuss this with a surgeon. ...Read more

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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How long does it take to recovery for open ventral hernia repair surgery and is there a hospital stay?

Variable: Small open repairs such as those at the belly button are typically done without a stay in the hospital. Large abdominal wall reconstruction patients typically stay in the hospital about a week. If there are complications, all bets are off. Call your surgeon to find out about your case. ...Read more

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Hard lump near the top of testicle after full recovery from hernia repair and hydrocele surgery? What could it be? I do not think it is swelling

Scar/blood clot: Probably scar tissue related to the suture material, the normal healing process, and/or a blood clot. Probably not dangerous. See your surgeon for an exam to be sure. ...Read more

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Can you have stomach fat or lipo done at the time of hernia repair surgeries? Port site and incisional umbilical hernia?

Can you have stomach fat or lipo done at the time of hernia repair surgeries?  Port site and incisional umbilical hernia?

Bad Idea: Incisional hernia repair is almost-always done with mesh. Mesh infections can be devastating complications. Increasing the incisions in the abdominal wall by liposuction could increase the risk of mesh infection. In contrast, an andominoplasty ("tummy tuck") can sometimes be combined with hernia repair. ...Read more

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Who is the best surgery technique for hernia repair?

Who is the best surgery technique for  hernia repair?

It varies; use mesh!: Mesh, despite what you might hear on late night tv, is the best way to trait a hernia. There are many ways to put it in though. Talk to a surgeon! ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel pain 3 months after hernia repair surgery when lifting and bending?

Is it normal to feel pain 3 months after hernia repair surgery when lifting and bending?

Yes: Hermia surgery usually involves placing mesh. This will usually cause some scarring. This will cause pain and stiffness for up to 6 months to a year when you are active or lifting. ...Read more

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Can the mash from: hernia repair surgery come loose.? If so how do you stop it or do you need another surgery?

Can the mash from: hernia repair surgery come loose.? If so how do you stop it or do you need another surgery?

Complex: Yes the mesh can "come loose" and this could cause a recurrence that needs another operation. It depends on the technique, type of mesh, and type if mesh fixation regarding the likelihood this will happen. See your surgeon to find out about your case. If you are unsatisfied, see a surgeon experience in hernia repair for a second opinion. Also check the americas hernia society website. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia Repair (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall through which the lining of the abdominal cavity protrudes, creating a sac. Hernias are common in the groin, belly button, upper-midline, or associated w/scars. The exact method of repair varies w/the type & size of the hernia as well as patient-factors, however, the basic principle is the same: close the hole, often ...Read more