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Laparoscopic Hernia Repair Recovery Time
What is the recovery for lapriscopic umbilical hernia repair. How long are you swollen from gas. Recovery restrictions?
Depends : most surgeons agree that maximum strength of your repair reached in 6 weeks. Some surgeons allow laparoscopic repairs to lift normally right away,but limited data to support this. I say wait 6 weeks for heavy lifting otherwise no restrictions to reduce recurrence risk. If gas bloat caused by surgical induced CO2 it will be gone in 72 hours ...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
Your choice...: Open repair is associated with more pain and a longer recovery than lap (by 1-2 weeks), but only if the lap surgeon is very experienced with the technique. Choose what the surgeon does best. If you want lap, find an experienced surgeon with at least previous 250 cases.Not foolproof, but it can start the conversation. If the surgeon does open, and you want lap, ask about a referral to a lap surgeon ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 weeks: About 2 weeks if you are feeling well and the swelling is down and incisions are fully healed. ...Read more
I had a unbiblical hernia repair upen and laparoscopic to add mesh two weeks go. Ii have 15 pounds of fluid that has not gone away.
Had a laparoscopic hernia repair using mesh. If someone is having pain, but not sure of cause how do you know if MESH has moved, etc. Whataresymptoms?
Bilateral, recurrent: Patients with bilateral hernias (both left and right sides), and recurrent hernias are usually good candidates for laparoscopic hernia repair. However, only after a detailed consultation and physical examination can your surgeon determine whether laparoscopic hernia repair is right for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very little: Brief pain after surgery , so you will get very little narcotics after surgery , you will have discomfort only for few days, don't worry , and discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more
As tolerated : I tell my patients to return to usual activity as treated by pain and discomfort. Just listen to your body and use common sense and you'll be fine. As always however, there may be features unique to your case, and you should check with your surgeon. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Less than 1 week: If done well less than one week surgery3@optonline.Net. ...Read more
How many laparoscopic hernia repair procedures a year should a surgeon do to be considered highly skilled.
Numbers game : It depends on the type of hernia, and technique of repair. Using groin hernia as an example, one study suggested that it takes 250 cases to master the procedure. It also depends on the training, and fundamental laparoscopic skills. While some va surgeons need 250 cases, there was no mention of annual volume. Sorry to drone on, but its not that simple. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: There are many skin preps in the market. Each hospital and surgery centers will pick a prep that is recommended by the infection control and surgical societies. Some patients are allergic to some of the preps, restricts the use of certain preps. The most use are alcohol base, and iodine base. ...Read more
Chlorhexidine: The cdc recommends skin preparation with Chlorhexidine prior to operative interventions. Generally an antibiotic is adminstered intravenously prior to the surgery to further reduce wound complications. Shaving the surgical site should be avoided as it increases wound infection rates. ...Read more
I have a hard periumbilica lump, most obvious only on standing, persistent for about 8 months after a laparoscopic hernia repair, no other symptoms.
How long pain should last after laparoscopic hernia repair. My doctor said i had 4 hernias he repaired. 5 weeks later I am still having pain. Normal?
Not Uncommon: The severity and duration of postoperative pain is dependent upon the size of the hernia(s). Although laparoscopic, we are "riveting" mesh to the muscles of your abdominal wall. Is your pain getting better or worse? If its not improving, you should see your surgeon sooner than later. ...Read more
It may not be...: Inguinal hernia repair is technically challenging, open or laparoscopic. The laparoscopic repair is relatively new and not all surgeons are comfortable performing repair this way. Statistically, the failure rate of open hernia repair is between 1-5% depending on sugeon expertise. Conversely, laparoscopic failure is much higher up to 10% and more depending on experience. More experience=less failur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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