Hernia FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Modern hernia surgery is typically painless. The patient starts moving around 3 hours after the surgery and resumes liquids within 2 hours of surgery. Discomfort is minimal and a simple aceta-aminophen (Crocin, Paracetamol) works fine without the need of strong analgesics.

Our protocol is simple and we follow 24 hours in-out policy.

There are no stitches on the skin and hence this horror scene is completely missing from your hernia surgery story.

Pain is your only indicator. Absolute bed rest is a strict NO NO. Walking and daily chores, including bath, is started from day 1. Regular routine activities are not stopped post surgery.

One week off gym is a good enough time for complete recovery. Stretching may be resumed from day 1.

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Laparoscopic surgeries are done under General Anaesthesia for maximum patient comfort and recovery.

Planned surgery demands good sugar control. HbA1C check is mandatory before the surgery.

Obesity is prevalent everywhere and it is also a very common cause of hernia recurrence. If your BMI is greater than 35 kg/m2 then your surgeon might suggest you for weight loss, either medical or surgical, prior to hernia repair.

Smoking should be stopped 2 weeks prior to surgery. Its better to not to go back to it ever! Smoking causes poor wound healing, increases chances of infection and recurrence of hernia. Smoking is an independent risk factor for anaesthesia related lung complications.

Absolutely. These are anti platelet drugs and prevents blood clotting. Clopidogrel (Clopivas, Deplatt A) needs to be stopped 7 days prior planned procedure. These drugs may be resumed 48 hours after the surgery.

Yes. There are a panel of test for anaesthesia fitness before the surgery. A complex or recurrent hernia may demand the need for contrast enhanced CT scan of the abdomen. Anaesthesiologist consultation is mandatory for certain individuals before surgery to obtain fitness for anaesthesia.

There is always a risk of recurrence with hernia surgery. The risk may depend upon patient related factors like age, diabetes, smoking, obesity or technique related factors like mesh rupture, mesh migration and loose tacks. We take utmost care to optimise the patient pre-operatively and use latest available technique to prevent recurrence.

Using mesh in hernia surgery is gold standard around the globe. A repair without mesh is your shortcut to early hernia recurrence.

Patients undergoing hernia repair should always be under follow-ups. First follow-up is after 1 week of surgery, 2nd follow-up is 1 month after, 3rd follow-up is after 6 months, 4th follow up is after 1 year and then annually once.

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