Laparoscopic hernia surgery recovery time

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Avatar m tn Studies have found that people have less pain after laparoscopic hernia repair than after open hernia surgery. Patients can return faster to work. And if both the sides are involved laparoscopy is preferable as it is possible to check for and repair a second hernia on the opposite side at the time of the operation. So, discuss all the options with your doctor and then plan for surgery. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar n tn I might go for a laparoscopic fundoplication surgery, for I have got hiatal hernia and severe GERD. Does anyone know what risks are involved, and what can happen to me afterwards? Will I have difficulty swallowing? And other things I have read about? If you have done this surgery, please tell me about it. Thank you in advance.
Avatar f tn The length on the surgery, in general, is not as important as the type of surgery regarding the healing time. Open incisions (laparotomies) take much longer to heal than laparoscopies. I did not have the stomach symptoms you describe and at 6 weeks post-op, it is not a usual complaint. After your stomach muscles have been cut, you are at greater risk of getting a hernia in several locations, including near your stomach. A hernia could cause some of the symptoms you describe.
Avatar n tn Hi aliparkone, If she has undergone a laparoscopic surgery, the recovery time is faster.She can go home in 2-3 days.She might have pain at the surgery site for which pain killers can be taken.Generally a semi-solid diet is presribed from the 2nd or 3rd day during the first week. If the semi-solid diet is tolerated well, then other foods can be slowly introduced. This usually takes 2-3 weeks.Complete recovery takes 2-3 weeks.
Avatar n tn I have been referred to surgery to have a laparoscopic total colectomy with ileo-anastomosis, after being diagnosed with colonic inertia and mega colon. The surgeons I have met with have described different approaches to this laparoscopic prodcedure and have indicated that I am a canidate for which ever laparscopic approach I feel more comfortable with.
Avatar n tn It was a big 4 lb benign mucinous (filled with junk) mass. The surgery was done via C-section and my recovery time was probably a week before I felt up to going to college classes and what not. I have to admit that for a year I didn't feel the same. The tumor had pushed my organs all out of whack and the doctor said it would take time for them to come back into place and it did. Like you I have a history with my sister Brittany having ovarian cancer and passing away from it.
1262699 tn?1277858559 The Dr is doing laparoscopic surgery next week, don't know how I can go another week with this pain, but she thinks that it is more of a nerve stuck. She said that she could not do both surgeries at the same time. So she was going to do this one and if it did not work then look into the other one. One is laparoscopy and the other is opening up the incision to release the nerve. Can both not be done at the same time. Just have high hopes for next week and don't want to have pain any more.
Avatar n tn I have been told I have a belly button hernia what is the surgery and recovery time is this a simple general surgery outpatient operation concerned roy
Avatar n tn My dad strongly dislikes taking any medications. Will he have to continue taking medications after surgery? 4. How long will recovery take for surgery? Will he be limited in his activities. How about his quality of life during recovery from surgery? 5. Right now, my dad has to limit the amout of food he eats, and the type of foods, i.e. must stay away from acidic foods. After surgery, can he eat anything he wants, to his hearts content?
Avatar n tn If you know anything about this surgery, recovery time, stories to share, please please please let me know. I appreciate it very much. Thank you.
Avatar n tn (Did no good) The uroligist checked me out and said it was from the hernia repair surgery, more pain meds. I don't want no more pain meds - Just fix me!!!! The PAIN is bad, a dull pain on the right side in between my testicles and leg, bad pushing pain when I deficate and inscruciating pain in my testicles. I don't know where to go or what to do!!!!!
Avatar f tn I'll have full anesthesia and the surgery will take longer and so will the recovery time 6-8 weeks. When I'm recovered, I have to start a new chemo drug since the ER CT showed that the lymph nodes are growing again, I guess that's why my CA has been steadily climbing. The surgery is scheduled for Oct. 20th which will give me time to prepare mentally and keep my scheduled doctor appointments. I'm cooking and freezing soups and main dishes to keep busy, and make it easier on my poor husband.
2085202 tn?1373203340 Laparoscopic fundoplication has low complication rates and a quick recovery. The procedure sometimes fails over time, requiring a second surgery to make repairs. Discuss all the possibilities and the outcomes with your doctor and then decide on the surgical option. In the meantime follow lifestyle measures to help with your symptoms. Take frequent small meals. Eat dinner about two hours before sleeping. Elevate the head end of the bed.
Avatar m tn In your grandfather's case this has happened twice but fortunately both the times it got reduced. If at any time it becomes irreducble then emergency surgery has to be performed with a associtaed higher complication/ morbidity rate than a planned surgery. It should be decision of the family whether to opt for surgery or wait. Surgery can be done under local anaesthesia with little risk if there is no medical comorbidity (I mean no diabetes, hypertension, COPD etc).
Avatar f tn The longer that period is, the more work I will have to miss, and I am hoping that the laparoscopic surgery (versus open) will dramatically limit the time I have to take off from work. Thank you in advance for any insight you are able to provide.
Avatar f tn I had an EGD done. He said the hernia was large enough to do the operation. So three weeks post surgery, I'm on here looking for answers. The surgery took about an hour and a half. I hurt so bad coming to. A Gallbladder surgery was nothing compared to the NF. I had them frequently give me pain meds through my IV, which I think was Demerol. I don't think it worked very well, I was in a lot of pain, but I don't think they were giving me very much, if any, I just don't know.
Avatar m tn I am staying on the Elavil for the time being, as well. At his recommendation, I have now scheduled a second hernia surgery for mid-December. Besides, I 'm sick of this and really can't bear any more groin injections. That is just almost inhumane. Find where it hurts worst, then stick a 3" need in it. Right.
Avatar n tn To Chris: The lap nissen surgery was approximately 1 and a half hours,
1374010 tn?1278945057 My question today is that she said something about possibly taking out my right ovary. Why would she do this? Also, what is the recovery time after the surgery? I have previous scar tissue in my pelvic area (C-Section, Hernia repair, tubes tied) so I'm thinking it may be a little longer than the average healer? Also, what is the average time the surgery will take?
Avatar f tn I had a partial fundoplication done in april , after three reflux free months, the wrap ruptured and moved up in my chest with an hernia, so i underwent the second laparascopic surgery this time a full nissen wrap. ( surgery took 6 hours and was very hard according to the surgeon) i was reflux free for a month and after i had again reflux. a lot of pain in my chest and throat. I did the ph test which showed reflux, but according to gastro ent. not enough to cause the pain i have.
Avatar f tn Since the surgery all the pain that I had been having over the years is gone. The surgery was painfull for the first few days but the recovery went by quick. Now I still feel a little week but I am ok and for the first time pain free. It turns out my gallbladder was filled with stones and not working. How could the doctors mis diagnose me for that long. Over the years I must have taken a million antacids or thought I was having a heart attack a hundred times.
Avatar n tn It's been a very difficult 2 month for me as after I had my Gall Bladder removed. I found out that not all stones were taken cared-off. Good thing, my surgeon had the foresight to leave a tube (T-tube attached to my CBD) to deal with such complications as some gallstones were discovered in my CBD during the surgery. I had to go thru over a total of 7 weeks with it as he needed to dilate the tube diameter to a considerable size to accomodate the tools to help "fish-out" the stone.
Avatar n tn Hello All, I'm new to the forum and a bit concerned. I'm having surgery April 12 and I just discovered the recovery time on this website, thank you...I have two cysts, one on each ovary, and the larger one, 7 cm, is potentially a dermoid. They aren't quite certain. I got a second opinion after the 1st Dr. kept expressing the strong possibility of losing both my ovaries. The second Dr. (my sister's Dr. actually) said that the best thing would be open surgery vs.
Avatar n tn To Elna-I would say that by the time you've suffered through a few attacks having the surgery would be a blessing. My daughter, a nurse practioner in women's health for the US Navy, says that the successful surgeries far outweigh the unsuccessful, and we only seem to hear about the unsuccessful. Since I only had mine out on Mon., I don't know for certain, but I'm putting my trust in a special Naval Lt.! Go for it-I feel better already.
Avatar m tn My injury started back in September 2014. I don't remember a specific instance where an injury occurred. It could have been a workout day when I did squats because the initial onset of pain occurred about 10 days after that squat day. The first time I felt pain was at a baseball game walking through the crowd and I started to feel a little weak and I thought my appendix was going to burst.
Avatar f tn The bloating is probably from all that gas they pump in you for laparoscopic surgery. Hope it goes down soon and your recovery is uneventful.
Avatar f tn Recovering from Laparoscopic surgery is much easier than laparotomy. You should be feeling a whole lot better in about 2 weeks and I'd say back to normal in about a month.
Avatar n tn your active communication in this forum - both current and archives - has been a great support for me over the past few months while learning about my cyst and leading up to my laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy (R) in early April. But only now, almost 3wks post scope surgery, do I find myself desperately needing your advice and experiences! I am lucky that my concern is so minor ... I am having a pants crisis as I still can't wear my jeans, leaving me w/ 3 pairs of pants that fit.
Avatar f tn I am having laparoscopic hysterectomy with ovary removel.(Brca gene) I have a one year old baby. I was told I can't pick up anything over 10pounds. No yoga or anything either . For 4 weeeks. Wow is this really true?? Is there a procedure with better post op recovery?