The Iskandar Complex Hernia Center: What To Expect After Hernia Surgery
Waxahachie, Texas -
The Iskandar Complex Hernia Center, based in Waxahachie, TX, has explained what a patient can expect after Hernia surgery in their recent article. The article gives hernia patients a detailed overview of what the aftermath of a hernia repair surgery may entail and what course their recovery can take.
Recovery time, the clinic says, will vary based on a few factors, such as age, the type of hernia they had, the type of hernia repair and the patient’s overall health. Mild to moderate pain and a feeling of being a little under the weather are common side effects of hernia repair surgery. As a patient recuperates, it is also common to experience pulling or twinges in the affected area. However, most patients feel better within a few days of their hernia repair and recover significantly from surgery within a week. In this article, the center covers some of the most frequently asked questions they hear from patients regarding life post-surgery.
The length of a patient’s postoperative recovery depends on the kind of hernia they had and the procedure that needs to be done. Most patients who have a minimally invasive procedure, such as laparoscopic or robotic hernia surgery, are able to leave the hospital the same day and even walk the night after the procedure. Some patients may need to stay in the hospital for a few days, particularly those who had component separations or abdominal wall reconstructions. Although some patients may need prescription pain medication, discomfort can often be treated with over-the-counter analgesic pain medicine.
For the first few weeks following surgery, most patients are advised to avoid lifting anything greater than 15 pounds; however, more complex cases may be subject to different restrictions. Although all individuals will have different limitations, every patient should generally be as active as the doctor’s instructions allow. Supporting the body’s natural healing process is the main focus of recovery after hernia surgery. In most cases, staying rested and stress-free can expedite the healing process. A patient can resume light gentle exercise when they feel that they are up to it. Returning to their feet helps accelerate the natural healing process since it increases blood flow. However, a recovering patient must take care to not overstrain the body or to exert themselves while in pain. Those are cues from the body to take it slower.
After a major abdominal wall surgery or open groin hernia repair, it is best to refrain from prolonged bending or twisting. Bending or twisting is unlikely to disrupt the repair but can cause discomfort and abdominal pain in the first couple of days after surgery. Sleep is crucial after surgery to aid in recovery, but it can also be very challenging to fall asleep following a hernia operation because the pain a patient is feeling in their abdomen can get worse with even the smallest motions, such when they change position or even breathe. Sleeping with the upper body elevated at a 30 - 45 degree incline is often the most comfortable and safest during recovery.
Until the surgery site is fully healed, doctors particularly recommend sleeping on one’s back with the upper body elevated during the first few weeks. The article provides more in-depth information about the benefits of proper posture, safe exercise options and best sleeping habits during the recovery period. It also covers many of the commonly asked questions and also addresses concerns regarding factors such as nutrition as well as possible temporary complications and side effects.
The Iskandar Complex Hernia Center offers complex hernia surgeries and advanced abdominal surgeries with unmatched sensitivity and expertise so patients can enjoy a dramatically improved quality of life. Dr. Iskandar, MD, FACS is a Board-Certified General Surgeon with Fellowship Training in Minimally Invasive Surgery and Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Iskandar holds a medical degree from the American University of Beirut and completed a General Surgery residency at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in New York City. After receiving a fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery at NYU-Langone in Brooklyn, he was appointed Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Sinai College of Medicine, where he served for several years. Dr. Iskandar is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, and a Fellow of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgery.
To learn more about the services offered at The Iskandar Complex Hernia Center, patients may visit their official website. For further inquiries, the Center can also be contacted via phone or email.
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The Iskandar Complex Hernia Center
The Iskandar Complex Hernia Center
2460 I-35E Suite 215-B
Waxahachie, TX 75165