Incisional Hernias

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Incisional Hernias - Post Operative

After surgery the patient will be observed in a postoperative ward and then shifted to the ward after his condition is stabilized.


Immediately after surgery, the patient will be observed in a recovery area for one to several hours depending on the time duration of the surgery. This is to monitor body temperature, pulse, blood pressure, and heart function.

There maybe a small drain from inside the wound to collect secretions for a day or more.

The surgical wound will be observed for undue bleeding or swelling.

The patient may then be transferred to a regular room.

Laparoscopically done cases will usually be discharged on the day of the surgery but more complex hernias such as those with incarcerated or strangulated intestines will require overnight hospitalization.

Open surgical cases may stay for 4 to 5 days or longer.

Some patients may have prolonged suture-site pain, which may be treated with pain medication or anti-inflammatory drugs.

Antibiotics may be prescribed to help prevent postoperative infection.


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i am 54 years lady at present i have an incisional Hernia, 4 years back i had undergone operation uterus removing whether immediate surgery is required but i don't have any pain
murugu123  Wednesday, December 11, 2013
10 days Post op from ingiunal repair recurrence and femoral hernia repair (same side). Cement Twinkie at the surgery site. Anyone? I am a 42 y/o female.
Sarahsue  Monday, February 4, 2013
My 73 yr old mother needs umbilical hernia repair. Skeptical about medical procedures, she is put it off til it is bigger. Does not like idea of Biologic implants. What is safest mesh material to use? Or, in general, which mesh material has the least complications / lawsuits ? Polypropylene, polyester,...what ? Thank you for any anticipated answer.
Marc_Twain  Wednesday, January 23, 2013
I am scheduled to have a rather large Incisional Hernia repaired, because it is such a large hernia my surgeon has recommended using MESH. I have heard a lot of negative things regarding MESH and do not know which Mesh would be the safest to use. Do you have some suggestions on which MESH would be best?
I did express my concerns to my surgeon but there was no recommendation. Also I was told that if you could have a Cosmetic Surgeon join in with your Surgeon you may have much better results. Is this true?
Squeeker  Friday, October 5, 2012
Hi also had umbilical hernia repair surgery 2 months ago and am experiencing burning sensation and pain around the incision. I am passing gas frequently and feel tired often. Have had issues with bloating and pain in the upper part of my stomach for some time and have been told there may be some adhesions. Its just a pity the Doctors do not tell you much about the recovery process and they make you think the surgery is just a simple procedure.
akab66  Saturday, September 24, 2011
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