Hernia Surgery

Hernia surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure using local or general anesthesia.

During the hernia surgery, the segment of bowel is placed back into the abdominal cavity through an incision.

The next stage of hernia surgery involves the muscle and fascia being stitched closed to repair the hernia. A piece of plastic mesh is often used to reinforce the defect in the abdominal wall.

You will return from hernia surgery with a large dressing over the surgical site. This dressing will remain in place for a day or two. Occasionally a corset or support may be used after hernia surgery to support weak muscles during recovery.

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