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Precautions for Before and After hernia Surgery

As we know hernia is a medical disorder in which tissue or a portion of an organ becomes dislodged and protrudes through the wall of the space in which it is contained. When the fatty tissues of the organs push through a weak spot in the surrounding muscular wall, many types of hernias develop. Hernias most commonly affect the stomach, big and small intestines, and the groyne area.

Today Hernias happen more frequently and it can be treated with surgeries. I know people have more query in their mind but in this post I am sharing few precautions of hernia before and after. Follow this post is you are victims of hernia.

Precautions before hernia Surgery-

  • First Of all Don’t Panic – Panic is not an ultimate solution for any issue. Today hernias are quite frequent, and they can be healed very reliably in the hands of an experience doctor. So, keep your cool. Trust the process, even if it’s easier said than done.
  • Connect With an Experience Doctor – Don’t be in hurry while selecting the best doctor for hernia Surgery. If You live in Kolkata then Connect with Dr Sayandev Dasgupta A pioneer laparoscopic surgeon for hernia in the city of Kolkata as well as India.
  • Fix an Appointment – Must fix an appointment and visit your doctor before go for surgery. You’ll be scheduled for a pre-op examination and a consultation with the doctor and team. They’ll answer your questions and map out a strategy for the safest and most effective surgical procedure possible.
  • Insurance Details- Must contact with your personal insurance carrier well ahead of time to confirm your appointment. This will take away the anxiety that comes with not knowing how much your procedure will cost. Most hernia specialists require these referrals before they may see you.
  • Pre Test – Blood tests and ECGs are the most usual preoperative tests for any Surgery that doctor suggest. These tests are usually performed around a week or two before surgery. Apart from it based on your age and fitness level they will determine if you require any other testing or not. You need to do these test before the surgery.
  • Follow Medical Instruction- During the week leading up to surgery, you should strictly adhere to all of your doctor’s medication instructions like keep taking dose for pressure and have other issue in your body. Be connected with your surgeon and ask your query if you have.
  • The night before Surgery – 1. Patients should not eat or drink anything after midnight. 2. Take a bath or shower. 3. Avoid using lotions, perfumes, deodorants, or nail polish. 4. Remove any jewelry you have on.

Precautions After hernia Surgery-

  1. What should you eat – Diet has an important role in our overall healthy lifestyle. Any special diet is not necessary for recovery, and there is no restriction on a diet after the hernia surgery. But it is suggested you must start with low-fat food items or liquids. Fresh vegetables and fruits are a good addition to a healthy diet because they are high in fibre. You can feel constipation and strain for 2-3 days after surgery, so keep yourself hydrated to avoid this and drink a lot of water and liquid. It will make your bowel movements easier. If you still experience constipation for more than 3-4 days, consult with your doctor. If you are taking narcotic pain medicines, avoid the consumption of alcohol.
  2. Physical activities – It is essential to take care of the wound and allow it to heal. There is only restriction for heavy exercises such as playing sports and lifting heavy weights. You should take some rest if you are feeling tired because you can get tired easily after surgery, and it will take 5-6 weeks to fully recover. It also depends on the type of surgery, so you must take instructions from your surgeon. To avoid constipation and improvement of bowel movements, involve yourself in light physical activities. Walking is the best option, as it helps maintain blood circulation. You can also perform light exercises, but do not strain your abdomen, and stop doing if you start feeling any pain. Do not go for your work if it involves hard work and physical activities, and you can continue it after the full recovery, which will take 5-6 weeks. Do not drive because you can have the effects of anaesthesia and painkillers.
  3. Wound care – You have to follow the wound instructions after the surgery. Keep the operated area clean and change the bandages as per your surgeon’s instruction to prevent infection. You may have strips of tape on the incision site; they will fall off in 7-10 days. Do not apply any kind of medications, such as oil or ointment, on the incision area without a doctor’s consultation; it can increase the healing time. Bathing depends on the type of surgery and the type of repair. You may be able to shower but first, confirm with your doctor. If your doctor grant, you can take a shower after 24-48 hours of surgery. Cover the wound while showering.

Ending Notes

Follow above instruction before and after surgery and if still have any query must connect with doctor Sayandev Dasgupta a pioneer Name in the field of laparoscopic surgery for hernia Surgery. Dr. Sayandev DasGupta is not only a name of trustworthiness, empathy, and care, but also a name of trustworthiness, empathy, and care.

With over 30 years of surgical experience and competence, Dr. Sayandev DasGupta has established himself as one of the most trustworthy and reliable surgeons in Kolkata and across India. As a professor of surgery, he has extensive knowledge and competence in a variety of surgical techniques, including modern and cutting-edge technology trends such as laparoscopy.

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