How Long Does a Hernia Operation Take?

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According to the Hernia Resource Center, modern procedures to treat a hernia can take around 25 minutes. Prior to the surgery, a doctor discusses the treatment approach for the condition and may offer an outpatient type of surgery. Normally, patients who undergo hernia operation are allowed to go home two hours after the surgery, while some are required hospitalization.

The Hernia Resource Center explains that a hernia is a condition in which an organ or a part of an organ abnormally protrudes through an opening in the body. Usually, hernias occur when a part of the intestine protrudes out of the abdominal wall, and it is evident as a bulge that can be felt and seen. According to the Hernia Resource Center, this condition normally occurs in the groin or navel.

Moreover, the Hernia Resource Center also states that this condition can either be congenital or develop over time. Some people are born with weak abdominal walls, whereas some can develop this weakness due to incisions from previous surgeries. Additionally, factors such as smoking, obesity and age can also contribute to the weakening of these walls. When the pressure from the organ pushes through this weakened tissue, a hernia may result.