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Hernia FAQS


 

When can I return to work after hernia surgery?

Most people return to work around 3 days after a laparoscopic hernia repair. Dr. Lublin usually performs his hernia surgeries on Thursdays and Fridays so most people can return to work after the weekend. Obviously, everyone is different and some people may need longer to recover.

Further, people with active jobs, requiring physical labor, may need 1 to 2 weeks before they can return to work.

When can I exercise after hernia surgery?

Generally, 2 weeks after a laparoscopic hernia repair, people can resume their cardio work-out. Running, jogging, elliptical machine, biking, swimming, and hiking are all OK to resume after 2 weeks.

More strenuous activity and those involving the core (yoga, sit-ups, weights, pilates, etc..) may be resumed three weeks after surgery.

How long is the actual hernia surgery?

A laparoscopic hernia repair usually takes between 30 and 45 minutes. Hernia surgeries are outpatient procedures, meaning almost all patients go home the same day of their procedure. Patients usually arrive between 1 and 2 hours prior to their surgery and are able to leave approximately 1 hour after surgery.

Does Dr. Lublin perform every surgery himself?

Dr. Lublin personally performs every surgery himself. He does not work with surgical residents or medical students.

Where are the surgeries performed?

Depending on certain factors (patient health, type of insurance, and patient preference, etc …), surgery is either performed in Specialty Surgery Center of Beverly Hills or St. John’s Health Center.

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