How long does it take a child to recover from hernia surgery?

Most children recover from outpatient procedures like a hernia repair in a remarkably short time, often just a day or two. We are experienced in making our surgical dressings "child-proof," and most don't require any special attention from parents—either we will remove it at your follow-up visit or it will fall off by itself. We usually use absorbable stitches, so usually there are no stitches to remove either. In general, you don't need to restrict your child's activities after hernia surgery. Your surgeon will give you individualized instructions about bathing, swimming, etc.

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