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Hiatus hernia repair operation, what to expect?

Hiatus hernia repair operation, what to expect?

Soft foods: This surgery is usually done with laparoscope and involves a one day stay. You will start with thin liquids and advance slowly. This should help your symptoms of reflux. Good luck ...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


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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 long after hydrocele repair operation can I return to normal activities?

How long after hydrocele repair operation can I return to normal activities?

As tolerated: This would typically be return to normal activity as tolerated by pain. Check with you surgeon however, because ever case is unique. ...Read more

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Is itok to return to office work 3 days after open inguinal hernia repair surgery?

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Is itok to return to office work 3 days after open inguinal hernia repair surgery?

Office job hernia: Yes. I would let you return to work 3 days following hernia repair. I generally tell patients not to drive until they are pain free and feel that they can stomp their feet on the floor, so that they would be able to safely apply brakes in an emergency if needed. You may need to have someone drive you to work for the first few days you go back to work. ...Read more

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After umbilical hernia surgery, how long should I expect the pain to last?

After umbilical hernia surgery, how long should I expect the pain to last?

Depends: Severe pain should be gone by 72 hours. By a week or two you should be able to do most activities with little pain. Discuss with your surgeon how long they would like you to limit how much you lift. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how much time do post-traumatic hydroceles last after an inguinal hernia repair operation?

Can you tell me how much time  do post-traumatic hydroceles last after an inguinal hernia repair operation?

Varies. : Could last a few days to a few weeks. Supportive underwear and applying heat will sometimes speed the process up. ...Read more

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For what length of time do post-traumatic hydroceles last after an inguinal hernia repair operation?

Weeks to months: Usually a fluid collection in the scrotum after inguinal hernia repair is self limited, and should be gone by six months. It should definitely be near its final state by 12 months. If not, and its causing problems, it may need to be operated on. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What to if I am going to have surgery for hiatal hernia repair. What can I expect after the surgery?

Eat slow: You can expect improvement of your reflux symptoms. You may have some swallowing issues for the first 1-2 weeks so chew food carefully. Some patients stick to a soft diet during the immediate post operative period. ...Read more

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How long after an inguinal hernia repair can I return to hockey?

How long after an inguinal hernia repair can I return to hockey?

Hernia recovery: Inguinal hernia surgery recovery is dependent on the type of repair that is performed and individual patient healing. Typically after posterior mesh placement - laparoscopic or open - most patients can resume exercise and sports within 2 weeks. After anterior inguinal hernia surgery - with mesh or without, sometimes it may take 4-6 weeks to get back to sports such as hockey or soccer. ...Read more

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How soon after hernia repair operations can I fly?

Use your judgment: Air travel after hernia repair has no specific restriction. Use your judgment, an base your decision on factors such as how long ago the operation was, level of complexity, presence of complications, etc. Ask your surgeon specifics about your case. ...Read more

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What to do about infection 3 months after umbilical hernia repair?

What to do about infection 3 months after umbilical hernia repair?

Depends: It depends on the type of repair and the specific location of the infection within the abdominal wall. If mesh or permanent sutures were used, AND are involved in the infection, they may need to be removed. If the infection is only in the skin (no pus, red skin only), then antibiotics may suffice. Best to get an evaluation from your surgeon. You can also ask for a second opinion if warranted. ...Read more

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What is the recovery for lapriscopic umbilical hernia repair. How long are you swollen from gas. Recovery restrictions?

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

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How long before i can get back to exercise after laparoscopic hernia repair surgery?

How long before i can get back to exercise after laparoscopic hernia repair surgery?

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 more

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How fast is recovery from open surgery for parastomal hernia repair?

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Parastomal hernia: Recovery from hernia repair is variable based upon many factors such as hernia size, prior operative details, and type of surgery performed. If possible, the best treatment is to reverse the stoma and repair the hernia site. If the stoma is permanent, a mesh is often utilized. If possible, a laparoscopic repair offers many benefits over open repair. You need to discuss this with a surgeon. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the recovery time after having surgery for a popliteal aneurysm repair?

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Can you tell me the recovery time after having surgery for a popliteal aneurysm repair?

Variable: If the popliteal aneurysm was thrombosed (completely blocked, causing loss of blood flow to the foot), recovery can be very prolonged (several weeks to months), compared with a relatively short recovery after an elective repair (several days to weeks). Recovery also depends a lot on other factors (open vs endovascular repair, wound healing issues, heart or lung problems, level of fitness prior). ...Read more

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How long should you wait to return to normal duties after incisional hernia repair?

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Incisional hernia: This is a tough question to answer as not all hernias are equivalent. Smaller hernias may allow patients to return to desk jobs in a few days. Larger hernias may take 6-12 weeks prior returning to work. Manual laborers will also require more time prior to returning to work. This is a question that needs to be discussed with your operating surgeon. ...Read more

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I am going to get open mesh ingunial hernia repair surgery this week. Will i be able to have sex after the surgery?

I  am going to get open mesh ingunial hernia repair surgery  this week. Will i be able to have sex after the surgery?

Yes: For open and laparoscopic inguinal hernia operations, i tell my patients to return to call mental activity as tolerated by pain. This is a variable amount of time, but usually most people after open inguinal hernia operations are back to normal activity at 2 to 3 weeks. If any complications arise, obviously this may not hold. There are also exceptions to this rule. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

A condition that occurs when part of the stomach bulges into the chest. It can cause severe ...Read more