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5 Questions to Ask Your General Surgeon Before Your Hernia Repair Procedure

If you've been diagnosed with a hernia, Dr. Aliu O. Sanni at Eastside Bariatric & General Surgery has the expertise and experience to perform your hernia repair procedure. Before your surgery, you’ll have the opportunity to consult with Dr. Sanni and ask questions so you understand everything you need to know.

Here are five questions to consider asking before your surgery:

What type of hernia do I have?

There are many different types of hernias, including inguinal hernias, umbilical hernias, and hiatal hernias. Dr. Sanni can tell you what type of hernia you have and where it is. This information determines the type of procedure you need to have.

What is the minimally invasive option for hernia repair?

At Eastside Bariatric & General Surgery, we use robotic surgery to treat all types of hernias. This minimally invasive option offers many benefits over traditional open surgery. You can rely on having less pain, a shorter recovery time, and a lower risk of complications.

What should I expect during the recovery process?

After your hernia repair surgery, you need to take time to recover before resuming your normal activities. Recovery times can vary depending on your specific surgery, your age, and any underlying health conditions. 

Ask Dr. Sanni what steps you can take to help the healing process and what you should expect during recovery. In addition, ask how long it will be before you can return to work and/or exercise.

Are there any risks associated with this procedure?

As with any surgery, there are risks associated with hernia repair. Dr. Sanni can explain the specific risks you may face during and after surgery, as well as any preventive measures he will take to minimize these risks. 

Some common risks associated with hernia repair include infection, pain, and recurrence of the hernia.

How long have you been performing hernia repairs?

Dr. Sanni’s track record speaks for itself, but this is a good time to ask about his experience with hernia repairs. His answers should give you the assurance and confidence you need before having your procedure.

Though hernia repair surgery can seem a bit daunting, having the right surgeon and the right information can help you feel comfortable and confident about your procedure. Dr. Sanni desires to help you gain a better understanding of the specifics of your surgery and the recovery process. 

Don't be afraid to ask Dr. Sanni or anyone on our team any other questions you may have before your procedure. We’re here to provide you with the best care possible.

To learn more about hernia repair surgery, call us at our practice in Snellville, Georgia, or for convenience, you can just click here to request an appointment online.

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