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How Long Does It Take to recover From a Hernia Repair Surgery?

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Recovery from hernia repair surgery varies with every patient. Dr. Benjamin Clapp top rated bariatric surgery specialist in El Paso discusses the recovery period after hernia surgery.

Each year, hundreds of thousands of hernia surgeries are performed in the U.S. While all surgical procedures come with some risks, majority of patients who have had hernia surgery recover quickly and do well after the operation.

Some patients may develop moderate to severe pain after laparoscopic surgery but many can expect to go home on the day of, or the day after your operation.  You will feel sore and some discomfort in your groin after your hernia repair surgery and painkillers can help relieve the pain.

Your recovery period after hernia repair surgery in El Paso should be as follows:

Days 1-4

During this time, you should only do basic daily functions such as eating at home or walking around the house. Do not go to work or school or perform work related activities.

Days 4-7

Four days after hernia surgery, a majority of patients should be able to return to work. However, you should avoid lifting heavy loads.  During this time you’ll be experiencing mild pain hence the need for occasional painkillers. You can also do light exercises like light stretching or walking.

Week 2

At week 2, all patients should be able to resume work or school. But you should still limit the amount of weight you carry to less than 20 pounds. Exercises recommended at this stage are jogging, yoga, biking, and light weight lifting. You’re likely to experience stiffness and occasional discomfort at this stage.

Week 3

At week 3, expect to resume about 85% of your normal daily activities. The types of exercises you can do at this stage include running, cycling, swimming, yoga, golf, and light weights at the gym.

Week 4

By week 4 you should resume work or school activities fully. You can also return to heavy or more demanding tasks without feeling any problems. Exercise you can do during this period includes heavy lifting, contact sport, competitions and other regular training exercises. While you may still experience tugging, pulling, aches, heaviness, burning, swelling or occasional discomfort, it is completely normal.

You may also experience constipation during the recovery period due to oral pain medicines. The risks of constipation can be reduced by drinking lots of drinks and consuming plenty of vegetables, fruits, and high-fiber foods.

Taking care of yourself

It is normal to feel post operative pain around the wound after your hernia operation. Most patients will experience some level of bruising and swelling in the area of a hernia operation.

Look after yourself by ensuring you follow instructions about your hygiene and caring for the wound.

Best Hernia Repair Surgeon in El Paso – Dr. Benjamin Clapp

El Paso Bariatric surgery is devoted to providing you with the best hernia repair surgery in El Paso to enhance the quality of your life. Dr. Clapp will discuss keenly your hernia operation needs to determine which surgical procedure will help you recover more quickly.

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Is El Paso Bariatric Surgery for you?

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The best candidates for El Paso bariatric surgery are people who are overweight or those seeking for minimally invasive weight loss surgery procedure in El Paso. However El Paso bariatric surgery is good for you if:

  • You are unable to achieve a healthy weight loss sustained for a long period of time despite your weight loss efforts
  • You are more than 100 pounds overweight
  • You’re too busy to dedicate time for traditional weight loss programs
  • You’re having increased difficulty in weight loss due to pregnancy or after bearing children

Dr. Clapp is committed to helping you achieve immense body transformation through high quality weight loss surgery at our state-of the art El Paso bariatric surgery center.

Why Choose Dr. Benjamin Clapp

When you come for bariatric surgery in El Paso expect the following:

  • You’ll be treated respectfully and with care
  • You’ll be seen at your scheduled time without unnecessary waiting lines
  • Dr. Clapp and his dedicated staff will explain everything in detail to ensure you fully understand all things that pertain to your treatment.
  • You’ll be comfortable throughout the duration of your appointment and treatment

Schedule an Appointment

For more information about our El Paso bariatric surgery practice or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Benjamin Clapp, please contact us or call our office at (915)-351-6020.

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What is Colorectal Surgery In El Paso?

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Colorectal surgery in El Paso is a field of medicine that focuses on repairing the damage caused by disorders in the rectum, colon, and anus. You many also require colorectal surgery when there is an obstruction or injury or ischemia or blockages that are preventing the normal elimination of feces from your body.

What do colorectal surgeons do?

A colorectal surgeon, also called colon and rectal surgeon, is a medicine practitioner who specializes in the medical and surgical treatments of disorders that affect the lower digestive tract, namely colon, rectum, and anus.

You should see a colorectal specialist when you develop symptoms of the following disorders:

  • Colorectal cancer
  • Diverticulitis
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Crohns’ disease
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Anal fissures
  • Bowel incontinence

Why Choose Dr. Benjamin Clapp Reflux Surgeon in El Paso?

Dr. Clapp is committed to providing individualized care for each patient, as he understands that each and every client requires different needs.

When you come for our colorectal surgery in El Paso expect the following:

  • You’ll be treated respectfully and with care
  • You’ll be seen at your scheduled time without unnecessary waiting lines
  • Dr. Benjamin Clapp and his dedicated staff will explain everything in detail to ensure you fully understand all things that pertain to your treatment.
  • You’ll be comfortable throughout the duration of your appointment and treatment

Learn More about Colorectal Surgery in El Paso.

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Bariatric Surgery in El Paso, TX  79902

Benjamin Clapp, MD FACS FASMBS

Our surgeon, Dr. Benjamin Clapp, is fellowship trained in bariatric surgery and has been in practice for over 10 years. He is board certified in General Surgery and specializes in weight loss surgery.

Dr. Clapp is also an Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery at Texas Tech School of Medicine and has rotating medical students. He is currently the Chief of Surgery at Providence Memorial in El Paso and the medical director of the bariatric center there.

Benjamin Clapp, MD FACS received an honorable mention for a scientific paper at the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons in Boston. The paper is about ulcer formation after gastric bypasses, a procedure we specialize in here at El Paso Bariatric Surgery.

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Weight Loss Surgery Performed by El Paso Bariatric Surgery

Weight loss surgery is indicated in patients with a Body Mass Index or BMI (need BMI calculator) of 35 or greater with two associated medical problems related to obesity or a BMI of 40. These operations are generally performed laparoscopically (through small incisions) and usually require one to two nights in the hospital.

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At El Paso Bariatric Surgery, we accept the insurance plans listed on our insurance plan page. Feel free to call us at (915) 351-6020 if you have any questions.

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