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Can I hear about experiences and recuperations of those who had umbilical hernia repair surgery?
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Dr. David Henry
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In brief: 2-3 weeks
Dear nicole, recovery for repair of a large umbilical hernia is shorter if it is done laparoscopically, with small incisions and a video camera.
Small umbilical hernias can easily be fixed with a single incision. Depending on the size and type of surgery, you will be asked not to lift anything more than 15 lbs for about 3 weeks. Pain usually isn't bad, but is proportional to the hernia size.

In brief: 2-3 weeks
Dear nicole, recovery for repair of a large umbilical hernia is shorter if it is done laparoscopically, with small incisions and a video camera.
Small umbilical hernias can easily be fixed with a single incision. Depending on the size and type of surgery, you will be asked not to lift anything more than 15 lbs for about 3 weeks. Pain usually isn't bad, but is proportional to the hernia size.
Dr. David Henry
Dr. David Henry
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In brief: Minor surgery
This is usually a minor outpatient surgery, usually an hour or less operation.
Usually mild discomfort the first few days after surgery. Can resume light activities when your surgeon approves it, and usually full normal activities in 4 to 6 weeks.

In brief: Minor surgery
This is usually a minor outpatient surgery, usually an hour or less operation.
Usually mild discomfort the first few days after surgery. Can resume light activities when your surgeon approves it, and usually full normal activities in 4 to 6 weeks.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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