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Hernia Surgery For Patients Who Cannot Tolerate Any Intubation
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
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
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
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
Doctor please help me I want to a question I am a hernia patient and I put Hernia surgery 25th August please recommend me high quality underwear they?
Brand?: I am sorry but HealthTap doctors have been asked not to support specific brands or brand lines. Take care & hope you heal quickly. ...Read more
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
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
Hernia surgery: No. You need to look for other causes. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Yes: I can think of no reason why you could not drink flax seed tea. ...Read more
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
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