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  • drtowfigh

    June 11, 2017 at 5:08 am

    It is safe for most outpatient hernia repairs to go home as early as 24 hours after surgery.

    Infection risk is low after most hernia repairs, typically below 1%. The 30 days number is purely for outcomes reporting, to keep it uniform for all studies and reports. The risk of noticing an infection after surgery drops after the first 2 weeks. That said, there is no reason to stay in a hotel or locally during that time.