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Generally, how long should I wait after my hernia surgery before exercising?
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Days to weeks
The recovery time varies with the size and location of the hernia and the method of repair. The most common hernia operation i perform is via the laparoscopic approach.
I encourage my patients to return to their baseline aerobic activities as soon as possible, typically within 7-10 days. In general, i advise against heavy lifting for 3 weeks.

In brief: Days to weeks
The recovery time varies with the size and location of the hernia and the method of repair. The most common hernia operation i perform is via the laparoscopic approach.
I encourage my patients to return to their baseline aerobic activities as soon as possible, typically within 7-10 days. In general, i advise against heavy lifting for 3 weeks.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Scott Welle
Bariatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: About a month
I generally have my patients resume light activity in about a week.
But they are to avoid heavy lifting or strenuous activity for at least a month. But every surgery is different.

In brief: About a month
I generally have my patients resume light activity in about a week.
But they are to avoid heavy lifting or strenuous activity for at least a month. But every surgery is different.
Dr. Scott Welle
Dr. Scott Welle
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Six weeks
Or longer if the surgeon states.
Depends on the type of surgery and repair.

In brief: Six weeks
Or longer if the surgeon states.
Depends on the type of surgery and repair.
Dr. Terry Simpson
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Dr. Ly Phan
Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 4-6 weeks.
This will allow tissue formation, scar remodeling and strengthening.

In brief: 4-6 weeks.
This will allow tissue formation, scar remodeling and strengthening.
Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phan
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