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How long will it take me to recover from hernia surgery?

Traditional hernia surgery recovery is one week with pain medications and four to six weeks of no heavy lifting.

If I do an open hernia repair on someone, I’ll usually tell them they can get back to full, normal activities by about four to six weeks. If I do it laparoscopically, I give a recovery time of two to four weeks before you should be completely back to your normal activities.

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