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Hernia Repair Doesn’t Require Weeks of Lost Productivity!

Florida network of hernia repair doctors and surgeons discusses hernia repairs

In the past, tension hernia repairs (simply suturing or sewing the “weak spot” closed) required prolonged periods of convalescence. It was not unusual for patients to be “off”, “out of commission”, or basically unable to perform any duties for approximately 4 to 6 weeks. Even with this prolonged recovery period, recurrent hernias (getting a hernia “back”) ranged from 5-15%. The use of mesh “tension free” repairs has revolutionized these past statistics.

National Hernia Network (NHN) provides only mesh non-tension hernia repairs at outpatient surgical facilities around the State of Florida. The lack of tension creates less pain, allowing for faster recuperation. In general, most initial hernia patients can return to “light duty” (lifting <25 lbs.) in 7-14 days. Return to “full unrestricted duty” can be accomplished in 3 weeks. This allows the employer to have their valued employee back on the job quicker. The patient understands that they won’t be stuck at a less desirable position in the company during a prolonged convalescence. Both interested parties win.

Time off after the hernia surgery repair is only half the story. Many workers’ compensation cases take weeks to have their initial evaluation with a hernia surgeon. Often during this time, they are restricted in their activities while they wait to be seen/scheduled. Even after an evaluation reveals a hernia, scheduling can be another 2 to 3 weeks. National Hernia Network provides prompt access to hernia specialists around the State. Most patients can be seen in 3-5 days of a call to National Hernia Network (800-618-2466). If a hernia is diagnosed, a mesh repair at an outpatient surgical facility would be scheduled within 7 days. Obviously, the post procedure convalescence is not the only lost productivity and National Hernia Network recognizes this element of hernia care.

Prompt evaluation by trained hernia specialists, expedited scheduling and quicker recovery has changed the landscape of hernia repair. Attention to all of the details allows National Hernia Network to provide an excellent service to the patient and employer. Returning a patient to full unrestricted activity both personally and professionally is the goal of National Hernia Network’s hernia doctors and staff. National Hernia Network streamlines the process to afford all involved the best and most efficient care available.

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National Hernia Network is a network of hernia care doctors and specialists throughout Florida in Jacksonville, Winter Park, St. Petersburg, Venice, Panama City, and Sarasota.