After open ventral hernia repair will I have to stay in the hospital and if so for how long?

Not necessarily. Extent of pain, hospital stay is very variable depending on the size of the hernia and the manner in which it is repaired. Some patients can be treated as same-day surgery, but some willl require significant pain management and monitoring.
Depends/likely. The size or the hernia, and the contents of the hernia sac (bowel stuck in the hernia sac) will impact the repair and the recovery. It is common for open ventral hernia patients to stay in the hospital a few days until their bowels regain function.
Usually. It depends how extensive the operation is. Some take 45 minutes, some take 6-7 hours. I hope the operation goes well, and you will have to ask your surgeon. Just call the office, they will be happy to help you.

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I am having open ventral hernia repair surgery with lysis of adhesions from multiple bowel surgeries do u think I will have to stay in hospital over?

Depends. This Question would best be answered by your surgeon. Depending on your age, other medical conditions, etc, will often determine if you need to stay overnight or can do a same day procedure. Having an open Hernia repair with lysis of adhesions will often require an overnight stay, so be sure to ask and discuss with your Surgeon, best wishes. Read more...

What skin prep solution is used for a laparoscopic ventral hernia repair?

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...

Is it normal to develope seroma five months after laposcopic ventral hernia repair with mesh?

Yes. A seroma is a fluid collection. You likely had a bruise (hematoma/blood) in this location, and your body has absorbed the solid portions and left the serum part of the blood behind. You should have this evaluated with an ultrasound (first) and it may also need to be drained, with a portion sent for testing (infection, etc). Usually, these can be drained and the cavity will go away. Read more...
No. Not this late. Something else is going on, most likely a recurrent hernia. Read more...
Very common. Seromas are very common after laparoscopic ventral hernia repair. It is a bit unusual to develop after five months. I suspect it may have been there before hand and smaller form and could be getting larger. They usually don't require any treatment, but on occasion they need to be drained. Best to follow up with your surgeon for an exam. Hope this helps! Read more...

Please tell me what skin prep solution would be used for a laparoscopic ventral hernia repair?

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...

What can be cuasing my abdomen to swell and hurt almost 4 months after mesh ventral hernia repair?

Mesh tear. If the pain is in the same place where the repair was, there could be a tear in the mesh. You should see the surgeon to check it. Read more...
Seroma vs recurrence. Pain 4 months after ventral hernia repair is unusual and may be a sign of a recurrent hernia. Another less problematic cause is a seroma which is a fluid collection between the mesh and the skin which is inherent to some degree in almost a lll hernia cases but usually resolves within 2 months. Read more...

How could a abdominal ventral hernia repair with a mesh end up with a hernia in ur stomack?

Not sure. I'm not sure what you mean by a hernia in your stomach, but your stomach can herniate in to your chest, and is called a hiatal hernia. This is separate from a ventral her is, and you can have both at the same time. Hope this helps! Read more...

What type of anethesia is used for a ventral hernia repair?

Many. Either, general, monitored anesthesia care with sedation and, rarely, spinal or epidural. Read more...
General Anesthesia. Normally, unless you are allergic, the prefered anesthetic is Propofol - it is given intravenously but a tube is placed to breath for you while you are "under". Sometimes they will use an inhaled gas instead but those have a higher rate of post-operative nausea. The best way to know for sure is to ask the anesthesiologist or the surgeon or both. Read more...
General anesthesia. The procedure you mentioned needs to be done under a full general anesthesia. This is so the stomach muscles are completely relaxed so the surgeon can get the best closure. Read more...