Recovery Period

Recovery following your operation will vary according to factors that include the type of operation, your age, anaesthetic, etc.

Recovery after Inguinal Hernia Surgery

Inguinal hernia surgery is sore! Don’t believe anything different! Most patients will be comfortable for the first evening after surgery because we use a long acting local anaesthetic to control post-operative pain. As this wears off you will find the area becomes more uncomfortable. Discomfort is easy to control with oral analgesia which will be prescribed for you at the time of you operation.

Recovery after Epigastric and Umbilical Hernia Repair

Most patients will recover very quickly from these operations. Discomfort is easily controlled with oral analgesia and the majority of patients should be able to return to work within the week following surgery. Driving is not usually a problem with this repair. However, if your hernia is big enough to require a mesh, then you may find your recovery is slightly longer.