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Laparoscopic Repair of Inguinal & Femoral Hernias
Post-operative Patients Instructions


bulletYou will be discharged from the medical center after you can urinate spontaneously.
bulletYou are on a regular diet. You may experience some nausea and vomiting the evening and night after the surgical procedure. This is most likely secondary to the General Anesthesia. Should this nausea and vomiting persist, notify your surgeon.
bulletYou will have some pain until the next morning. Use the prescribed pain medication as ordered. After that, you will feel as if you have been punched in the abdomen. You may also feel bloated with a distended abdomen. This is a normal postoperative feeling and it is secondary to the loss of muscular tone of your rectus muscles [abdominal muscles]. Exercise will promptly alleviate these symptoms.
bulletYou have no physical restrictions. You can exercise but start slowly. We request that you walk at least 1 to 3 miles per day, every day. This routine post-operative exercise will shorten you recovery and post-operative pain.
bulletAfter these laparoscopic procedures, old blood will accumulate in the lower portion of your abdomen and by gravity, with time will create a discoloration of your genitals and groin. This is normal.
bulletYou may experience some referred pain and burning sensation on the skin of your leg and testicle. This is called a temporary neuropathy. Exercise and walk. These symptoms will subside promptly. If not, notify your physician.
bulletMost discomfort will be experienced by patients when getting up and sitting down. This is normal.
bulletYou may shower the next day.
bulletFor mild pain, use Advil. For moderate pain use the pain medication prescribed by your surgeon. It you experience severe pain and/or fever, notify your surgeon.
bulletTaking pain medication may make you constipated. You may use Milk of Magnesia as needed.
bulletYou first post operative visit should be made 7 to 10 days after the procedure.
bulletAlthough we recommend all patients take a week off from work you may return to work as needed.


Procedural Videos
> Full TAPP Repair [Female}

>Full TAPP Repair [Male]

>Full TEP Repair [Male]

>Repair of Complications in TEP Repairs

> Repair of Complications in TAPP Repair

> Inserting and Using the TEP Balloon and Structural Trocar.

>Anchoring the Mesh Techniques in TAPP and TEP Repair

> TEP or TAPP: How to decide?

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