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Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
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How long do you have to stay in hospital after hernia repair?

Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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How long do you have to stay in hospital after hernia repair?

Same day: Most of the time after hernia repair will go home on the same day, however complex abdominal hernias that require extensive reconstruction, or after removal severe adhesion s, or hernia requiring bowel resections, may require one day to few days. Most common inguinal hernia repair patients go home immediately after the procedure. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Jay Stylman
Board Certified, General Surgery
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After open ventral hernia repair will I have to stay in the hospital and if so for how long?

Dr. Jay Stylman
Board Certified, General Surgery
33 years in practice
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After open ventral hernia repair will I have to stay in the hospital and if so for how long?

Not necessarily: Extent of pain, hospital stay is very variable depending on the size of the hernia and the manner in which it is repaired. Some patients can be treated as same-day surgery, but some willl require significant pain management and monitoring. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Boris Aronzon
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
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How long does it take to recovery from open ventral hernia repair surgery and is there a hospital stay?

Dr. Boris Aronzon
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How long does it take to recovery from open ventral hernia repair surgery and is there a hospital stay?

Depends: Depends on the size of the hernia, surgical skills, patients recovering abilities. Your surgeon is the best guide. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
Board Certified, General Surgery
26 years in practice
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How long does it take to recovery for open ventral hernia repair surgery and is there a hospital stay?

Dr. David Earle
Board Certified, General Surgery
26 years in practice
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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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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Creighton Wright
Board Certified, General Surgery
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Dr. James Goodyear
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Mom is 13 days post op in fl hospital now with severe diarrhea from incarcerated incisional hernia repair by laparoscopic open surgery .Vancomycin?

Dr. James Goodyear
Board Certified, General Practice
41 years in practice
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? C dif enterocoliti: Often prolonged peri-operative antibiotics adversely affect the bacterial content of the colon resulting in an overgrowth of a bug called clostridium difficile. This causes inflammation of the colon lining with resultant severe diarrhea. Stool culture/sample is needed to make/confirm the diagnosis. But if diagnostic tests are +, vancomycin and/or Flagyl (metronidazole) are appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Tom Pousti
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
2016 years in practice
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Why do hospitals consider hernia repair "cosmetic surgery"?

Dr. Tom Pousti
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
2016 years in practice
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Why do hospitals consider hernia repair "cosmetic surgery"?

They Don't.: Hospitals and insurance companies do not consider hernias as “cosmetic surgery”. Hernia repair is generally considered a medically necessary procedure given that complications associated with hernias can be quite serious. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Tom Pousti
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Why is it that hospitals consider hernia repair "cosmetic surgery"?

Dr. Tom Pousti
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
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Not Cosmetic: Hernia repair should not be considered “cosmetic surgery”; consequences of incarceration or strangulation of a hernia can be quite serious. I would suggest that you make sure that there has not been some type of miscommunication. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Becker
Board Certified, General Surgery
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How long after an open hernia repair can I return to hockey?

Dr. Steven Becker
Board Certified, General Surgery
41 years in practice
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Pein or laparoscopic: Open 4 to 6 weeks laparosxopicic less that one week. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Welker
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How long until a hydrocele goes away after hernia repair?

Dr. Scott Welker
Board Certified, General Surgery
22 years in practice
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How long until a hydrocele goes away after hernia repair?

It depends!: In order to answer the question, you'd have to know where it was, whether it was the first one, how big it was, and how long you had it before the operation. There are many factors! the good news is that seromas do go away, although sometimes we need to treat them. ...Read more

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