Hernia surgery - Information, specialists, frequent questions.

Alternative names: Hernia repair, Hernia repair surgery

Questions about Hernia surgery

Our experts have answered 4 questions about Hernia surgery

How long will it take for me to...

How long will it take for me to recover?

Mr. Donald Menzies
Mr. Donald Menzies Gastrointestinal surgeon, General surgeon, Medico legal expert Colchester
This is a 'best case scenario' recovery. Bear in mind that not everyone recovers at the same rate. There are a number of features which will influence your recovery not the least of which is the type of repair that you have. Assuming you have an inguinal hernia then there is widespread agreement in the literature that laparoscopic hernia repair (keyhole) recovery is about 1 week faster than open repair.
The suggestion that recovery is 1 day faster with laparoscopic repair is ill informed.
Advice to patients should be that after keyhole surgery analgesics are rarely required and full activity should be expected 7-10 days. After open surgery analgesia will be required for up to 5 days and full activity achieved between 2-3 weeks.
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How large is the scar from epigastric...

How large is the scar from epigastric surgery?

Mr. Ashok Kumar Bohra
Mr. Ashok Kumar Bohra Gastrointestinal surgeon, General surgeon Halesowen
About the size of the diameter of the hernia lump.
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Can an epigastric hernia be cured?

Can an epigastric hernia be cured? Will I be able to go out again?

Mr. Ashok Kumar Bohra
Mr. Ashok Kumar Bohra Gastrointestinal surgeon, General surgeon Halesowen
Yes.
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What professionals perform Hernia surgery?

Robin Gupta
Colorectal surgeon
Chesterfield
Abdusalam Abu-Own
General surgeon
Ipswich
Sohail Choksy
General surgeon
Colchester
Mark Duxbury
Gastrointestinal surgeon
Glasgow
David Elliott
Anaesthetist
Truro
Douglas Whitelaw
Gastrointestinal surgeon
Harpenden