How long do you have to stay in the hospital after hernia surgery?

The operation usually takes about 30-45 minutes to complete and you'll usually be able to go home on the same day. Some people stay in hospital overnight if they have other medical problems or if they live alone. Read more about recovering from an inguinal hernia repair.
A.

Is hernia surgery painful?

While one patient may have open hernia surgery and have little to no pain afterwards, another patient can have laparoscopic surgery and still develop moderate to severe pain. However, on average, most patients can expect the following for their hernia recovery after hernia surgery.
  • Is hernia surgery safe?

    Hernia Surgery Risks. This type of operation is normally very safe. But like all surgeries, having your hernia removed comes with a number of possible complications. Laparoscopic surgery may cause less pain than an open procedure.
  • What are the complications of hernia mesh?

    At the very least, they can cause severe pain. They almost always need revision surgery to correct. The most serious complications of hernia mesh are also some of the most common. Hernia mesh complications include adhesion, bowel obstruction or perforation, infection, rejection and migration.
  • Which hernia mesh was recalled?

    Many complications related to hernia repair with surgical mesh that have been reported to the FDA have been associated with recalled mesh products that are no longer on the market. Pain, infection, recurrence, adhesion, obstruction, and perforation are the most common complications associated with recalled mesh.
B.

How long does it take to recover from a inguinal hernia surgery?

Most people who have open hernia repair surgery are able to go home the same day. Recovery time is about 3 weeks. You most likely can return to light activity after 3 weeks. Strenuous exercise should wait until after 6 weeks of recovery.
  • What is the cost of laparoscopic hernia surgery?

    The operating room charges for all care before, during, and after the surgery is $2000. The anesthesiologists fee is $485 for a total hernia repair charge of $3985. The exceptions to this can be laparoscopic hernia surgery which can cost more due to the supplies required, or complicated incisional or recurrent hernias.
  • Can you ice after hernia surgery?

    Swelling over the incision is common after hernia surgery. It doesn't mean that the surgery was unsuccessful. To reduce swelling and pain, put ice or a cold pack on the area for 10 to 20 minutes at a time.
  • What can happen if a hernia is not treated?

    The main reason for surgical treatment is the fact that if bowel gets stuck within the hernia, it can lose its blood supply and get strangulated. This can be life threatening and requires emergent surgery. In order to prevent this life threatening complication, it is safer to repair hernias on an elective basis.
C.

How long does it take to fix a hernia?

Doctor: On average, a hernia repair surgery takes less than two hours. Doctor: There will be three very small scars with the laparoscopic hernia repair. We make three small incisions, about half an inch long: one near the belly button and two on each side right above the top of your pelvic bone.
  • Is hernia surgery safe?

    Hernia Surgery Risks. This type of operation is normally very safe. But like all surgeries, having your hernia removed comes with a number of possible complications. Laparoscopic surgery may cause less pain than an open procedure.
  • What are the risks associated with laparoscopic hernia repair?

    Postoperative complications
    • 1) Seroma / hematoma formation. It is a common complication after laparoscopic hernia surgery, the incidence being in the range of 5–25%.
    • 2) Urinary retention.
    • 3) Neuralgias.
    • 4) Testicular pain and swelling.
    • 5) Mesh infection and wound infection.
    • 6) Recurrence.
  • Can you get a hernia mesh removed?

    Mesh Removal After Hernia Surgery. Well over 90% of all hernias are repaired with mesh. Finally, if the mesh is placed improperly, it can entrap nerves and cause significant chronic pain, and possibly a recurrence.

Updated: 24th September 2018

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