Post Operative Recovery from Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery

What is Hernia?


A hole in the abdominal muscular tissue leads to the formation of a bulge in the abdominal wall and this bulge is termed as hernia. This abnormality leads to complications like tissues in the hernia getting trapped which is termed as incarceration.

Blood supply to these tissues gets affected and gets damaged or dies. Surgery becomes unavoidable in this condition. Its symptoms include discomfort, pain, swelling on the abdomen etc.

What is Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery?

Laparoscopic hernia surgery is a minimal invasive procedure. As per the requirement, several incisions are made in the abdomen and a protective mesh is placed behind the hernia so that the weak tissue gets support. In this procedure, all affected parts can be treated. This surgery causes minimal pain and the recurrence of the problem is less.

Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery: Post Operative Recovery

• The patient is shifted to the recovery room and he is monitored for couple of hours till consciousness is regained. The patient may feel uneasiness at the operated place or heaviness in the chest. This can happen because of the usage of the gas during the operation to expand the abdomen. This condition can last up to a day and a half.

• The patient is advised to rest at least for a day completely after laparoscopic hernia surgery. The patient will be discharged from hospital by two or three days.

• As this procedure is laparoscopic, pain is minimal and the recovery of the patient is also very fast when compared to the traditional open surgery method. The patient can get back to normal activities like walking up the stairs, working, driving etc, within a short period of time.

• The patient is advised for a follow up with the doctor within two weeks after the operation.

Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery: Post Operative Home Care

• As this procedure requires minimum care, patient can usually recover with the usage of the medicines prescribed. Patient is advised to eat easily digested foods till the wound are completely healed. While coughing and sneezing, patient should support the abdomen by placing a pillow on the abdomen.

• Though the recovery time varies from patient to patient, on an average it takes two to three weeks for the recovery.

• In few cases, patient may face any of these complications: fever above 101 degrees, bleeding at the operated place, continuous pain which does not subside even after using the prescribed medicines, nausea or vomiting, problems in urination, breathlessness, severe cough, pus formation from any of the incisions, swelling or redness around the incisions, inability to eat or drink liquids.

If the patient suffers from any of above said complications, then the patient is advised to meet the doctor immediately.



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