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What is the recovery time for abdominal hernia repair? Complications? Patient has esld.

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Dr. Andres Katz
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Multiple

End stage liver disease and hernia repair carry a high complication rate, bleeding, recurrence, prolonged ascities leakage, infection, liver failure are the usual.

In brief: Multiple

End stage liver disease and hernia repair carry a high complication rate, bleeding, recurrence, prolonged ascities leakage, infection, liver failure are the usual.
Dr. Andres Katz
Dr. Andres Katz
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Dr. Tracy Berg
Surgery
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In brief: Depends

The size of hernia and the contents of the hernia sac, the presence of serious complications like ascites (fluid in abdomen), incarceration and/or strangulation (bowel trapped in hernia sac) will have large impact on the risk/benefit analysis and the surgical repair and recovery time.
Ok to ask your surgery team. Have family with you.

In brief: Depends

The size of hernia and the contents of the hernia sac, the presence of serious complications like ascites (fluid in abdomen), incarceration and/or strangulation (bowel trapped in hernia sac) will have large impact on the risk/benefit analysis and the surgical repair and recovery time.
Ok to ask your surgery team. Have family with you.
Dr. Tracy Berg
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Dr. Kelly James
Surgery

In brief: 6-8weeks. High risk

Pt with esld with ascites can have abdominal leaks causing recurrences and infections so be careful.

In brief: 6-8weeks. High risk

Pt with esld with ascites can have abdominal leaks causing recurrences and infections so be careful.
Dr. Kelly James
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