Related Questions

What are the risks of a hernia repair surgery?

Usually. The risks of hernia surgery are minimal. Mainly it depends on your overall health and if you have any risk factors such as cigarette smoking, diabetes, asthma, heart disease, etc. Surgery itself, depending on the type of hernia, is a minor outpatient surgery. There is no bleeding, no blood transfusion, low risk of infection. There is a low chance of future hernia recurrence at the same site. Read more...
Variable . Risks of any operation include a reaction to anesthesia, heart attack, stroke, bleeding, infection, blood clots in leg/lung, injury to adjacent organs, and risk exposure without symptom relief or benefit (operation doesn't work). Low chance for all, but variable among patients. All hernias are different: some are 45' outpatient procedures, and others several hour procedures. An experienced general surgeon can help with the details in your case. Read more...
What I tell patients. Risk of recurrence, bleeding, infection, chronic or temporary pain in the area, loss of sensation to inside leg and scrotum, seroma or fluid collection, injury to femoral vein or artery. These are from the surgery, anesthesia carries its own risks. Read more...

If my hernia repair (with mesh) isn't healing well, will I need another surgery?

Perhaps. The two most common reasons for needing a second surgery after hernia repair is hernia recurrence or removal of infected mesh. If you are experiencing healing problems after hernia surgery, it is critical to return to see your hernia surgeon. Read more...
Maybe. It is dependent on the type and location of the hernia, what type if mesh was used and the technique that was used to place it. It is also very dependent on what is meant by "not healing well". Stick with your surgeon, but if things don't seem to be progressing, feel free to get another opinion. Read more...

How long before I can get back to exercise after laparoscopic hernia repair surgery?

Start easy. Check with your own surgeon. But in general, gradually increase lighter activities such as walking or treadmill for first few weeks. Swimming good when alright with yoir surgeon. Usually wait 4-6 weeks before doing heavier or strenuous exercises. Read more...
As tolerated . I tell my patients to return to usual activity as treated by pain and discomfort. Just listen to your body and use common sense and you'll be fine. As always however, there may be features unique to your case, and you should check with your surgeon. Good luck! Read more...

I had a hernia repair 3 months ago I started coughing and now my surgery site is swollen, a little hard and soft. Did I re tare it again?

See your surgeon. Very important to see your surgeon soon. If you were doing well and now feel swollen again 3 months after the surgery, it could well be that the repair failed. Make sure you see your surgeon soon. All best! Read more...

Who is the best surgery technique for hernia repair?

NotAllHerniasAlike. Important variables include the type of hernia, the medical history of the patient, and the training & experience of the surgeon. The trends these days are towards minimally invasive surgery; in my experience, laparoscopic surgery is a great option but not universally applicable (see variables above). Read more...
It varies; use mesh! Mesh, despite what you might hear on late night tv, is the best way to trait a hernia. There are many ways to put it in though. Talk to a surgeon! Read more...