No further treatment is needed following laparoscopic hernia surgery. However, a follow-up appointment with the surgeon within one to three weeks ensures that wounds are clean and healing properly, determines overall physical recovery, and establishes a timetable for a return to work, if necessary, according to Gore Medical.
At-home wound care following surgery excludes tub bathing, a hot tub or swimming pool until two weeks following the procedure. Incision soreness may last for several weeks, but the only restriction to physical activity is the level of pain the patient experiences. A fever over 104.3 degrees Fahrenheit, severe chills, increasing pain or redness, pus discharge, and excessive nausea require immediate attention, advises University Hospitals Case Medical Center.