How long does it take to recovery for open ventral hernia repair surgery and is there a hospital stay?

Variable. Small open repairs such as those at the belly button are typically done without a stay in the hospital. Large abdominal wall reconstruction patients typically stay in the hospital about a week. If there are complications, all bets are off. Call your surgeon to find out about your case.

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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 could be causing severe r sciatic nerve irritation s/p ventral hernia repair?

Bulging Lumbar Disc. Not related to rep[air just fortuitous occurance. See ortho spine or neurosurgical consult and get MRI. 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...

Almost EVERY spinal condition there is also have grapefruit size ventral hernia repair failed 6 times. Can't strengthen core. What therapy can I do?

Walk. Put on a supportive garment like a girdle (your doctor can prescribe and recommend where to get a custom made medical garment with hook/eye and velcro closure) and walk to control weight and strengthen the other core muscles around the hernia. Read more...

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

Not related. Hernia in a stomach known as hiatal hernia is unrelated to abdominal ventral hernia. Venttal hernia is due to weakness in abdominal wall and hital hernia is a part of stomach herniating above the diaphragm. They are of several types and treatment is depending on the severity of symptoms. Read more...
Unclear . Not sure what the questionnis, but hernia repairs can fail. See your surgeon for an exam if you think this is the case. May also need a second opinion if your not satisfied with the visit. 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...

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...