What is the recovery time after hernia surgery?

Not very long if you take it easy.

Recovery time mostly depends on the type of hernia and type of repair. For the most common types of hernia such as inguinal (groin) hernias and umbilical (belly button) hernias, the recovery time is typically only a few days. We take extra measures at the time of surgery to give {{{long-acting local anesthesia}}} to provide hours to days of comfort, depending on type of medication delivery method, and all patients will receive multiple oral medications to use at home ({multi-modal therapy}) with the goal of minimal to no discomfort at all.

Depending on the occupation, or activity level of the patient, and the type of repair, I typically recommend that the patient take a week off from work to give themselves plenty of time to rest.

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