The prognosis for Incisional hernia surgery and its success is good if done early.
Good outcomes are expected with incisional hernia repair, particularly with the laparoscopic method.
Patients will usually go home the day of surgery and can expect a one- to two-week recovery period at home, and then a return to normal activities.
The American College of Surgeons reports that recurrence rates after the first repair of an incisional hernia range from 25–52%.
Recurrence is more frequent when conventional surgical wound closure with standard sutures (stitches) is used.
Recurrence after open procedures has been shown to be less likely when mesh is used, although complications, especially infection, have been shown to increase because of the larger abdominal incisions.
Laparoscopy repair of incisional hernia (repair with mesh) has shown rates of recurrence as low as 3.4%, with fewer complications as well.
Deaths are not reported resulting directly from the performance of Herniorrhaphy for incisional hernia.