How long does hernia surgery usually last?

Depends. It depends on the hernia and experience of the surgeon. Most hernias are repaired in 30 minutes or less. Most hernias mean uncomplicated and not recurrent or extremely large.
Not long. Most simple inguinal hernia operations should take well under an hour. In contrast , surgeons should not hurry through the operation. There is at least one recent report showing higher recurrence rates when the operation is completed in under about 35 minutes.
One hour. Most hernia operations can be performed in approximately 1 hour. Complex hernia repairs such as incisional hernias and some recurrent hernias may take a little longer.

Related Questions

Just had inguinal hernia surgery. In lots of pain. Is this normal? And if so about long does it last?

Normal. to have post operative pain for several days. But you need to consult with your surgeon, because it could be injury to your testicle, surgical site infection, or some more serious problem. Read more...

Last week I had open inguinal hernia surgery and had my incision glued together. How should the incision look by now. Mine looks red like dried blood on it, is this normal and how long is healing.

Hernia surgery. We occasionally will use a "skin glue" to put the skin layer back together. The muscle underneath is sewn. The incision can look a little red, as you mentioned, but if this is increasing or you have drainage or increasing tenderness, these may be signs of an impending infection. At one week after surgery, the incision will not look very good, and will look absolutely fine in several weeks. Read more...
Can be normal. The repair of the hernia may have been repaired with a mesh to relieve the tension. The skin sounds like it was closed with a stitch that is absorbable. The glue on top of the skin may have a small amount of blood and can be normal. If you have redness outside incision, excessive pain, fever, or drainage call your surgeon's office for a visit. Healing 1+ month. Read more...

Is lower back pain common after inguinal hernia surgery? How long can that last?

Unusual. I haven't had many patients complain of back pain after inguinal hernia surgery. It may have been due to the positioning during surgery. Some clinics will do hernia surgery under an epidural anethesia and this can cause back pain. See your surgeon and discuss your pain with him. Read more...

How long would I be off after hernia surgery?

Depends. Off of what? Work? Usually can return to light work in about a week but need about 6 weeks before doing full heavy work & exercises. Ask your surgeon for their specific instructions for your specific situation. Read more...
Hernia. That depends on what kind of hernia, how big it is, and what you do for work. If you have a desk job and had an uncomplicated hernia repair, you could be back to work in a week. In general, you shouldn't do anything strenuous (the gym, heavy lifting) for 6 weeks. Read more...

Baby how long to recover from hernia surgery?

depends. Depends on what type of hernia and the age and medical condition of the baby. If it is a groin hernia, and the baby is healthy, recovery is typically a few days to a couple weeks. There are usually no restrictions of activity, and your surgeon will tell you about the wound care, which is also typically very simple. Read more...

Hernia surgery, how long will I be out of work?

Depends. That the depends on the type of hernia, the complexity of the hernia, your medical history, and your job. For the most common type of inguinal hernia repair, most surgeons suggest a return to normal activity as tolerated by pain. Usually a couple days to one week for sedentery jobs, 3-6 weeks for physical jobs. Hope this helps! Read more...
Depends. If you do heavy lifting expect 4-6 weeks. If light work desk job you can go back as soon as you want. You should write down all your questions and ask the surgeon during your consultation. Read more...