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Thanks! Dr. Belyansky is the surgeon. He did my removal.
I’ve heard initial pain is higher (and of a different nature) than with robotic surgery, as you might expect. But I know a number of people that kind of preferred the discomfort of the open repair (tissue or otherwise) compared to lap/robotic. I personally hated the robotic surgeries because they made me feel terrible and like my whole torso was swollen for several days. I just felt incredibly uncomfortable.
I’ve also heard some folks say that after a few days post tissue repair, while they still had pain, it had improved a lot and they were up and about and in some cases even doing light lifting and walking several miles. I guess as with everything your mileage may vary.