Most commonly, people with hernias notice a lump or tenderness and pressure or pain upon bending, coughing, or straining. For a person with no symptoms, the doctor may discover a lump in the groin or abdomen during a medical exam. Other symptoms of a hernia include the following: A heavy feeling in the groin or abdomen [...]
If a person discovers a hernia or has symptoms that suggest he or she might have a hernia, the person should consult a doctor. Hernias, even those that ache, if they are not tender and easy to reduce (push back into the abdomen), are not surgical emergencies, but all hernias have the potential to [...]
Laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery are both minimally invasive. The major difference between laparoscopic and robotic surgeries is that robotic surgery allows the surgeon more precision in the areas that needed. Overall, the outcome of robotic and laparoscopic procedures are similar.
Most hernia repair surgeries on adults and healthy children can be done on an outpatient basis. Outpatient surgeries provides quicker ambulation and discharge. Complex hernias and hernia repairs in high risk patients are preferably done in hospital setting.
Depending on your occupation, full recovery from hernia surgery may take anywhere from one to six weeks. How soon you can return to work depends on the kind of work you do. If you have a very strenuous job or one that requires heavy lifting, it may take somewhere from 4 to 6 weeks [...]
Most hernia surgeries are considered medical necessity and covered by most insurances. For patients without insurance, financial assistance is available through independent financial institutions. For further information, please call our office at or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.