Hernia Patients

SGNT surgeons specialize in repairing hernia damage using safe minimally invasive techniques

Before Scheduling a Surgery

Schedule an appointment with your physician to determine if surgery is right for you and the best option to proceed with. A patient’s previous abdominal or prostate surgeries as well as the unique positioning of the hernia all factor into to determining the appropriate repair option for your specific case.

After Your Surgery

Patients are encouraged to engage in light activity while at home after surgery. Your surgeon will determine the extent of activity, including lifting and other forms of physical exertion. Follow your surgeon’s advice carefully

Successful Recovery of Surgery

Be sure to call your physician or surgeon if you develop any of the following:

  • Persistent fever over 101 degrees F (39 C)
  • Bleeding
  • Increasing abdominal or groin swelling
  • Pain that is not relieved by your medications
  • Persistent nausea or vomiting
  • Inability to urinate
  • Chills
  • Persistent cough or shortness of breath
  • Purulent drainage (pus) from any incision
  • Redness surrounding any of your incisions that is worsening or getting bigger
  • You are unable to eat or drink liquids

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