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How long will my mesh repair hernia surgery last?

How long your hernia surgery lasts depends on the type of hernia you have, the type of surgery (laparoscopic or open) and whether you have ever had previous surgery, which may increase the amount of scar tissue that your surgeon has to free in order to safely perform the procedure. Ultimately the amount of time it takes to perform hernia surgery is unique to you but often your surgeon will be able to give you an estimate.

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