The amount of time you require to recover from your hernia repair procedure will depend on a few different factors:
- The area in which the surgery was performed
- Whether the surgery was minimally invasive or traditional
- Your overall state of health
Minimally invasive laparoscopic hernia repair procedures require much less time than traditional open-surgery hernia treatments. At Texas Hernia & Surgical Specialists, Dr. Rick Ngo will provide recommendations and the compassionate care you need to resolve issues with all types of hernias.
Recovery Times for Open Hernia Repair Surgery
After your open hernia repair procedure, or herniorrhaphy, you will typically be released to go home on the same day. This will help you to feel more comfortable during the recovery process. You can generally resume at least part of your normal activities after three weeks and return to your normal level of activity six weeks after your procedure or when cleared by Dr. Ngo.
Faster Hernia Surgery Recovery for Minimally Invasive Procedures
If you opt for laparoscopic minimally invasive surgery, you will typically require just a week or two to return to your regular level of activity. This is because of the much smaller incisions and the faster healing made possible by these advanced procedures. You will generally experience less pain after your minimally invasive hernia treatment, which is also conducive to a faster recovery time for you.
At Texas Hernia & Surgical Specialists, Dr. Rick Ngo and our entire team are committed to providing you with the best possible solutions for your hernia repair, general surgery and treatment needs. We will work with you from the beginning of your treatment until you achieve a full recovery. Give us a call at (888)365-1544 to schedule an initial consultation with us. We look forward to the chance to meet with you.