HERNIA REPAIR

PREPARING FOR A UMBILICAL/VENTRAL EPIGASTRIC HERNIA REPAIR 

 

Hernia Repair is an open surgery to remove the hernia. The open surgery is to repair a rupture/ weakness in the abdominal wall. A cut is made at the site of the hernia. The weak area is found and is reinforced with mesh or stitches.

STEPS TO BOOKING:

  1. Obtain a referral form from your physician

  2. Book an appointment with our office

  3. If you are using insurance (Present insurance Card)

MEET THE ANESTHESIOLOGIST

  • Consultation booking

  • Laboratory and Imaging test completed

  • Preoperative questionnaire

   

THE DAY BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE:

  • Fast 12 hours prior to the procedure

  • Remember to leave all valuables at home (jewelry, money etc.)

  • Refrain from smoking and use of alcoholic beverages

  • Shower the morning of the procedure 

SURGERY TIMELINE:

  • Patient assessment about 45 minutes after check in

  • Anesthesia takes about 15 minutes.

  • Surgery time is about 30-45 minutes

  • Recovery requires about 45 minutes

  • Upon clearance by the doctor the patient is released.

RESULTS TIMELINE:

  • Specimen taken to the laboratory by the patient (If necessary)

  • Post operative guidelines given

  • Follow-up care

 

I'm ready to begin...

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

BENEFITS: 

  • Reduced risk in incarnation or obstruction due to the hernia 

  • Reduced pain associated wit the hernia

  • Improved appearance of the area of the hernia 

 

POTENTIAL COMPLICATIONS & RISK:

  • Trouble passing urine after the operation 

  • Wound infection 

  • Bleeding into the wound 

  • The wounds may not heal normally 

  • Bands of scare tissue

  • Hernia may come back 

  • Increased risk in people who smoke 

  • Increase risk for people who have diabetes and are obese 

  • Although the risks and complications may occur only very rarely they do sometimes occur and cannot be predicted or prevented by the physician 

 

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