Frequently Asked Questions

-related to HERNIA.

Is the surgery painful?

Modern hernia surgery is typically painless. The patient starts moving around 3 hours after the surgery and resumes liquids within 2 hours of surgery. Discomfort is minimal and simple acetaminophen (Crocin, Paracetamol) works fine without the need for strong analgesics.

How long do I have to be admitted for?

Our protocol is simple and we follow 24 hours in-out policy.

Do I come back for stitch removal?

There are no stitches on the skin and hence this horror scene is completely missing from your hernia surgery story.

When can I start my work?

Pain is your only indicator. Absolute bed rest is a strict NO NO. Walking and daily chores, including baths, started from day 1. Regular routine activities are not stopped post-surgery.

When can I start my gym?

One week off the gym is a good enough time for complete recovery. Stretching may be resumed from Day 1.

How are these surgeries performed?

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What kind of anesthesia do you use?

Laparoscopic surgeries are done under General Anaesthesia for maximum patient comfort and recovery.

I have diabetes. Is that a problem?

Planned surgery demands good sugar control. HbA1C check is mandatory before the surgery.

I have hernia and I am obese, is there a reason for concern?

Obesity is prevalent everywhere and it is also a very common cause of hernia recurrence. If your BMI is greater than 35 kg/m2 then your surgeon might suggest weight loss, either medical or surgical, prior to hernia repair.

I smoke, is there any harm?

Smoking should be stopped 2 weeks prior to surgery. It's better not to go back to it ever! Smoking causes poor wound healing and increases the chances of infection and recurrence of a hernia. Smoking is an independent risk factor for anaesthesia-related lung complications.

I take Aspirin/Clopidogrel. Do I need to stop them before the surgery?

Absolutely. These are anti-platelet drugs and prevent blood clotting. Clopidogrel (Clopivas, Deplatt A) needs to be stopped 7 days prior planned procedure. These drugs may be resumed 48 hours after the surgery.

Do I need to undergo a test before surgery?

Yes. There is a panel of tests for anaesthesia fitness before the surgery. A complex or recurrent hernia may demand the need for contrast-enhanced CT scan of the abdomen. Anaesthesiologist consultation is mandatory for certain individuals before surgery to obtain a fitness for anaesthesia.

Risk of recurrence?

There is always a risk of recurrence with hernia surgery. The risk may depend upon patient-related factors like age, diabetes, smoking, and obesity or technique-related factors like mesh rupture, mesh migration and lose tacks. We take utmost care to optimise the patient pre-operatively and use the latest available technique to prevent a recurrence.

Is mesh necessary?

Using mesh in hernia surgery is the gold standard around the globe. A repair without mesh is your shortcut to early hernia recurrence.

Is there a need for follow up?

Patients undergoing hernia repair should always be under follow-ups. First, follow-up is after 1 week of surgery, 2nd follow-up is 1 month after, 3rd follow-up after 6 months, 4th follow-up is after 1 year and then annually once.

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