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Hernia repair can be performed either with open surgery or laparoscopic surgery. Both are carried out under general anesthetic and involve returning the displaced organ or tissue to the body part that should contain it. Laparoscopic hernia repair surgery is preferred because it is minimally invasive and the recovery period is easier.
You may need to stay in the hospital for one to three days, but you must not fly home right after you are discharged from the hospital. Plan to stay in the South Africa for around 7 to 14 days or until you get your surgeon's approval because traveling long-distance can lead to tearing of the sutures. You will attend a follow-up appointment during your stay to monitor your condition.
It may take around 3 to 6 weeks for a full recovery after open hernia surgery. Expect to take two weeks off work after the surgery. If you have laparoscopic surgery, you should be able to return to work and your normal routine within a week.
Apply gentle pressure to your wound using your hand or a small pillow to make sneezing, coughing, and moving more comfortable. You can do some gentle exercises to help with the healing process, but avoid strenuous activities for around 4 to 6 weeks. Your surgeon will give you a set of instructions regarding your diet, caring for your wound, hygiene, and bathing. Make sure to follow all instructions.
Hernia repair is proven to be effective and safe. Only around 11% of patients suffer from a recurrence following the surgery. Also, only 10 % to 12% of patients will experience chronic pain after surgery. Although the risks and side effects are rare, you still need to be aware of them. They typically include infection, blood clots, pain, and recurrence.
If surgery is not an option for you, your alternative is to get non-surgical hernia treatments, such as wearing a corset, truss, or binder. They will keep the hernia in place and apply gentle pressure on it. Make sure to use them only under a doctor’s supervision.
A hernia can be painful, uncomfortable, or even life-threatening. After a hernia repair, you no longer feel pain, discomfort, or any other symptoms. Your risk of becoming seriously ill has been reduced significantly.
Whilst the information presented here has been accurately sourced and verified by a medical professional for its accuracy, it is still advised to consult with your doctor before pursuing a medical treatment at one of the listed medical providers. This content was last updated on 28/11/2020.