Recovery after a ventral hernia surgery takes at least six weeks in most cases and proceeds in stages from the initial after effects of the surgical incision to avoiding re-injury until the hernia is fully healed, accord... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cardiac Health

The typical recovery time for a laparoscopic hernia repair surgery is one to two weeks, according to WebMD. However, a person should only carry on light activities at that point and hold off on more strenuous activities ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Gastrointestinal Issues

Although laparoscopic surgery for a ventral hernia is considered the most effective repair method, there are some situations in which open surgery is best, according to the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. For insta... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

The symptoms of a ventral hernia includes a lump or bulge in the abdomen that gradually increases in size, according to the University of California San Francisco Medical Center. Lumps caused by a ventral hernia tend to ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

During heart valve replacement surgery, the patient receives anesthesia and the doctor opens the chest using a large surgical incision. With the patient connected to a heart-lung machine, the old heart valve is removed a... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cardiac Health

Most patients recovering from heart surgery should eat healthy food, avoid sugar and fat, and eat less sodium and salt, says the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. Patients with heart failure shou... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cardiac Health

Recovery from heart bypass surgery ranges from six to 12 weeks, according to Mayo Clinic. Patients are typically discharged from the hospital within a week of the operation. More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cardiac Health