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Health tips before hernia surgery

“Planning ahead can help ensure you have a successful procedure and heal faster with a smooth recovery.”

If you’re planning to have Hernia surgery, you’ll want to spend some time preparing. That means taking care of your health, learning as much as you can about the procedure and getting to know the people who will be taking care of you. Planning ahead can help ensure you have a successful procedure and heal faster with a smooth recovery.

Tips which may help you before going for Surgery –

Don’t Panic About Hernia Surgery

With injuries, illness, and other medical diagnoses, naturally comes anxiety and an overall uneasiness. Hernias are quite common, and in the hands of a specialist, they are very reliably repaired. So, stay calm. Maybe that sounds easier than done but trust the process. You’re going to be fine.

General Wellness Before Surgery

Take good care of yourself in the days/weeks leading up to your surgery. Eat well, stay hydrated, exercise at levels that do not cause excessive pain to the hernia and get plenty of sleep. Remember and try to keep a positive outlook ,over 1 million people go through hernia surgery each year in the India .

Pre-Operation Tests

Only people with pre-existing medical conditions and those over 65years of age may sometimes require pre-operation blood work or ECG.  Your surgeon will work closely with the surgery center or hospital. They will decide if you need to have testing based on your age, fitness level, existing medical conditions, prior surgeries, medication use, etc. The most common preoperative tests are blood test and ECG.  These tests are normally done a week or two prior to surgery. They can often be done in your primary care doctors office

General Pre-Operation Guidelines

Patients should not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before surgery. Follow these instructions exactly, because if you don’t your surgery might get postponed.

  • Take a bath or shower before you come in for your surgery.
  • Do not apply any lotions, perfumes, deodorants, or nail polish before surgery.
  • Please don’t need to shave the surgical site yourself. Your team will take care of that.
  • If you wear contact lenses, you’ll be asked to remove them before your procedure.

Know What To Expect After Surgery

Review your surgeons postoperative instructions online whenever possible.  During your surgery appointment, or after, you should learn what to expect after surgery.  You should know what to expect in terms of pain and pain medication. You should know when you can drive after surgery – it’s never the day of surgery.  Returning to work depends on what you do and what kind of hernia you are having repaired. Don’t forget to ask these important questions during your initial consultation.

Pick Your Doctor

The first step for anyone with a hernia (that may or may not require surgical repair) is to choose a Hernia specialist who is right for you. Ask your primary care provider about his/her recommendations. Conduct some online research about local specialists in your area. Talk to family members and friends who have had hernia experiences. When you find a surgeon with whom you feel confident, it will make the hernia repair journey a lot smoother.

If you ask us since from a personal research I would suggest Prof. Dr. Sayandev DasGupta, he is one of the most senior surgeons in the city of Kolkata. He got interested in laparoscopic surgery from the very advent of laparoscopy and was one of the very few to start it in Kolkata way back in 1992.


  • Dr. Sayandev DasGupta is a trusted name amongst the most senior surgeons in Kolkata.
  • Pioneer in laparoscopic surgical procedures in Kolkata as well as India with over 3 decades of experience.
  • Running professor of surgery providing training to hundreds of junior surgeons across the country.
  • Highly equipped clinical facilities with the most advanced technologies.
  • Very competitive and affordable cost.

About the author

I am a medical writer based in Kolkata with over 10 years of experience translating specialized medical topics into easy-to-understand language. Throughout my career, I have written extensively online and for various publications, covering a wide range of subjects from diseases and conditions to treatment methods, wellness advice and healthcare technology. In addition to authoring many articles and blogs, I have also worked as a copywriter developing content for leading pharmaceutical and medical device companies as well as patient education resources. Holding a post-graduate degree in Mass Communication, my goal is to make complex healthcare information more accessible for readers. I strive to improve health literacy through my clear writing style that aims to explain specialized topics understandably.