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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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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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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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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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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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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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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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.Dont feel sick though. Is it the opiate?

I was prescribed percocet 10/325 after open hernia surgery friday. But now cant taste or smell.Dont 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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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


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