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The operation
Step by step explanation

The last checks

The day before the operation, you have a consultation/examination with the surgeon. The surgeon will run a number of tests to see if you are fit enough to undergo surgery. You also have time to ask anything you like. 

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The operation

 Shouldice, Desarda or Muschaweck method
 Takes about 45 minutes
Is performed under general or local anaesthesia
 Is always performed by Dr. Koch or Dr. Muschaweck

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The operation

 Shouldice, Desarda or Muschaweck method
 Takes about 45 minutes
Is performed under general or local anaesthesia
 Is always performed by Dr. Koch or Dr. Muschaweck

After the operation

 After the operation you can easily walk
√ The wound is about 2 to 3 cm

To receive after care you stay in the area of the clinic. After 3 nights you are fit enough to travel back home.

Inguinal hernia – 3 nights
Bilateral hernia – 5 nights

Recovery

 Pain level: low to moderate
 After one week you can resume driving/light work
√ After four weeks you can resume all activities (heavy work, sports)

An inguinal hernia operation is a minimal procedure that allows you to return to work relatively quickly. After one week you can go back to work, remember that you can not lift objects of more than 10KG until you fully recover after four weeks.

recovery & after care

Recovery

 Pain level: low to moderate
 After one week you can resume driving/light work
√ After four weeks you can resume all activities (heavy work, sports)

An inguinal hernia operation is a minimal procedure that allows you to return to work relatively quickly. After one week you can go back to work, remember that you can not lift objects of more than 10KG until you fully recover after four weeks.

recovery & after care

Do I qualify 
for an inguinal hernia repair without mesh?

  Your hernia is not larger in size than a tennis ball

  You don’t drink or smoke excessively 

  You are not obese

  You have no heart conditions or other serious conditions

  You are not in daily close contact with live cattle

  You have never been infected with MRSA

  You are privately insured or eligible for NHS care

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