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.
Furthermore, 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.
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.
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.