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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

Dr. Austina Cho
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Hernia Surgery (Definition)

There are a variety or several types of hernias, and many are repaired differently. A hernia is a weakness in the abdominal wall (such as inguinal, umbilical, incisional) or diaphragm (hiatal hernia). Surgery to repair the hernia can involve use of sutures, and possible use of mesh. Open or laparoscopic surgery can be a means to repair hernias, with laparoscopic ...Read more


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Under what condition would hernia surgery not be an options for cirrhosis patient?

Under what condition would hernia surgery not be an options for cirrhosis patient?

Severity of cirrhosi: If the cirrhosis isn't causing many symptoms you should be fine. However if you have large ascites, bleeding problems, infection or other complications most surgeons will be hesitant to operate except in an emergency. ...Read more

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Is hiatal hernia surgery done as an out-patient surgery?

Is hiatal hernia surgery done as an out-patient surgery?

Sometimes: It depends on the extent of your surgery. Many of my patients who had simple small hiatal hernias repaired with concurrent antireflux procedure do go home the same day. ...Read more

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Is this accepted norm universally that a senior surgeon accepts the hernia surgery case and done clandestinely by his interns. Lie given to patient.?

Is this accepted norm universally that a senior surgeon accepts the hernia surgery case and done clandestinely by his interns. Lie given to patient.?

No lies: Surgical training is accomplished mostly by trainees gradually performing more and more of an operation under the direct supervision of the attending surgeon. In the us, make no mistake that the surgeon is primarily responsible for every aspect of your operation, and takes that responsibility very seriously. While there are exceptions to every rule, you are getting who they say you're getting. ...Read more

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Hiatal hernia surgery. Is it a out-patient surgery? Is it laparoscopic?

Hiatal hernia surgery. Is it a out-patient surgery? Is it laparoscopic?

See below: Yes, hiatal hernia surgery is commonly performed laparoscopic. It is generally a few nights stay in the hospital after surgery, depending on your medical conditions and your surgeon's recommendation. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me if during inguinal hernia surgery the patient is nude during preop or surgery? Are the male genitals draped?

Can you please tell me if during inguinal hernia surgery the patient is nude during preop or surgery? Are the male genitals draped?

Hospital gown: Hospital gowns are used, and depending on he technique of repair and surgeon preference, the genitals are covered by drapes, or prepped in the surgical field. Hope his helps! ...Read more

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I have to select a surgeon for inguinal hernia surgery. One has lower degree but performs mostly hernias. But lately, too many patients come back with infection. Other has asuperior degree, but mostly performs on upper abdomen and has least post surgical

I have to select a surgeon for inguinal hernia surgery. One has lower degree but performs mostly hernias. But lately, too many patients come back with infection. Other has asuperior degree, but mostly performs on upper abdomen and has least post surgical

Choose who you trust: Ultimately, you must choose the surgeon you trust. I'm not sure what a "lower" degree vs a "superior" degree. We all have one degree - md/do. Others, like myself, have certification from the american board of surgery and are fellows of the american college of surgeons. All indicating that we have passed a number of milestones in training, ethical conduct and continued verification processes. ...Read more

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I had hernia surgery in october and cant make a bm. I hope its not colan cancer im only 32. HELP, what can it be???

I had hernia surgery in october and cant make a bm. I hope its not colan cancer im only 32. HELP, what can it be???

Not cancer!: It you had had cancer, your surgeon would have told you, relax! But do call your surgeon about the constipation. Maybe a medication you are taking is causing it and can be adjusted. Lots of fluids, and fiber (plenty of fruits and veggies), less fat, refined sugar, and less animal protein is a better way to eat for all of you, plus your innards. ...Read more

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I was prescribed percocet 10/325 after open hernia surgery friday. But now cant taste or smell. Don't feel sick though. Is it the opiate?

I was prescribed percocet 10/325 after open hernia surgery friday. But now cant taste or smell. Don't feel sick though. Is it the opiate?

Probably: It could be the narcotic, or even the general anesthesia. It is not uncommon to experience altered appetite and taste after surgery, even if it was not on your abdomen or intestines. Sometimes it can take many weeks to feel like your appetite and taste are completely back to normal. ...Read more

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How can hernia surgery affect me?

How can hernia surgery affect me?

It can relieve pain: It can relieve pain and discomfort. It can prevent obstruction if you have a strangulation. There are different types of hernias. Sometimes in the groin sometimes in the abdomen Sometimes within the abdomen. A lot depends on the type of hernia that you have. If your doctor recommends surgery, it can help make you feel better but it can limit your activities for up to 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Risks of having baby after hernia surgery?

Hernia recurrence: First and foremost, a prior hernia repair is unlikely to interfere with your pregnancy or delivery. However, the location of the hernia and the method of repair may have some impact if mesh was used and a c-section is necessary. Be sure and review this information with your obstetrician early in your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Would I have to be nude during hernia surgery?

Usually: The abdomen and site of the hernia have to be exposed to fix the hernia. The breasts and genital organs can usually remain covered. Feel free to discuss this with your surgeon, anethesiologist, and nurses so that you can feel comfortable knowing that they will protect your dignity to the fullest extent. ...Read more

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After hernia surgery fails what are my options?

Couple options: If no symptoms and relatively small can observe. If associated with symptoms and / or enlarging will require redo operation for recurrence perhaps by new approach e.g. Laparoscopically if it was done open before. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hernia surgery?

What is the definition or description of: hernia surgery?

Depends: There are a variety or several types of hernias, and many are repaired differently. A hernia is a weakness in the abdominal wall (such as inguinal, umbilical, incisional) or diaphragm (hiatal hernia). Surgery to repair the hernia can involve use of sutures, and possible use of mesh. Open or laparoscopic surgery can be a means to repair hernias, with laparoscopic surgery using small incisions. ...Read more

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What a happen if you had hernia surgery than have 3 kids later?

Hernia: Hernia recurrence does happen, and three pregnancies could add risk for hernia recurrence. A bulge that can be pushed back in, is often how hernia presents. Okay to talk to your regular doc about your concern. ...Read more

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Why is there burning after hernia surgery?

See below: Nerve discomfort to the skin can temporarily result in a sharp or burning feeling around the surgical site. That discomfort resolves as the surgical site heals. See your surgeon to be sure that you are healing properly. ...Read more

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What is umbilical hernia surgery?

What is umbilical hernia surgery?

Repair: If one has an umbilical hernia, and hernia defect, and sac it can cause pain and other symptoms.
Repair can be done with stitches, mesh material
, and surgical techniques. ...Read more

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Is ceftriaxone use for hernia surgery?

Antibiotics: An antibiotic may be given one time prior to hernia surgery, called a prophylactic antibiotic. It is given to preemptively prevent infections after surgery. Ceftriaxone antibiotic might be used for that reason. ...Read more

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What to eat after umbilical hernia surgery?

What to eat after umbilical hernia surgery?

Light: Eat light, non-greasy foods after any surgery until the effects of anesthesia wear off. 24-72 hours. If you are taking narcotics for pain you will want to continue this with increased fiber and fluids to avoid constipation. Once off of the pain mess you may resume your normal healthy diet. ...Read more

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How common is hematoma after hernia surgery?

Hematoma: It's not extremely common but it does happen. Probably less than 5% of the time. It will go away in a few weeks to months. ...Read more

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How do I reduce soreness from a hernia surgery?

Follow the direction: Of your surgeon. Local heat can help. Walk & move around some, rest when painful. Use prescribed pain medications. Ask your surgeon about using ibuprofen. If the prescribed medication is not working contact your surgeon. Pain improves with time after surgery. ...Read more

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Do they test you for HIV before a hernia surgery?

Do they test you for HIV before a hernia surgery?

Not sure: This is not a routine test before a hernia repair. You should ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have nausea after hernia surgery?

Is it normal to have nausea after hernia surgery?

Nausea is common-: -after any surgery involving general anesthesia. It usually follows that those that have it get it always. Myself have never been nauseated after about 10 procedures with gen anesthesia. ...Read more

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Which painkiller is prescribed after hernia surgery?

Which painkiller is prescribed after hernia surgery?

Narcotics for a few: I typically prescribe narcotics for the first few days after the initial surgery and then recommend Ibuprofen which is better as an anti-inflammatory. Unless there are extenuating circumstances narcotics should not be needed more than a week. ...Read more

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How much time after hernia surgery in the groin area?

How much time after hernia surgery in the groin area?

Not long: Recovery after an inguinal hernia repair is fairly rapid especially with laparoscopic techniques. When you patch a hole in a tire, you put it right back on the car. In a similar way, when a groin hernia is fixed with mesh, activity only needs to be restricted by discomfort. ...Read more

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What could cause pain / soreness following hernia surgery?

What could cause pain / soreness following hernia surgery?

Tissue trauma: Any operation causes tissue trauma, from the skin incision, to the dissection and management of the operative field, to the placement of foreign material such as suture and mesh. While it is all safe on the whole, pain is a normal part of the recovery period. There is however a risk of chronic pain, usually mild, and rarely severe. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have been an a hernia surgery, can I drink flax seeds te?

Yes: I can think of no reason why you could not drink flax seed tea. ...Read more

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


Dr. Norman Cohen
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Intubation (Definition)

It is the insertion of a tube into the trachea to maintain a secure airway. This is essential ...Read more