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What does keyhole hernia surgery entail?

By April 20, 2009 - 9:40am
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My father in Ireland is having keyhole hernia surgery tomorrow. I am a little worried as he is in his early eighties. He is very strong and healthy yet but I know that a general anaesthetic is dangerous for the elderly.
I am just wondering what exactly keyhole surgery for a hernia entails and what the recovery period will be like.
My Mother(who is 22 years younger than my father)is hoping that he will be well enough to accompany her to a relative's wedding two days after the surgery. Might this be possible?

On the funny side, she is really angry with him that he scheduled the surgery so close to the date of the wedding!

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Thanks for the info and sorry you had to go through that surgery yourself.How was your surgery.
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February 22, 2012 - 5:09am
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Keyhole surgery for hernia is basically the removal of hernia through small hole made near the abdomen. This is a quick and less painful process.

August 8, 2011 - 1:23am

The surgery went great. They actually went in through the bellybutton. He wasn't even completely under...twilight anaesthetic, I think.
The next morning, he asked the doc if he could go back to chopping wood up right away and he was told that he could if he felt up to it! Crazy at 83!!!
And he made the wedding today so my Mother was happy!!!!

April 23, 2009 - 11:41am

Very funny, SusanC...he is incredibly passive aggressive! LOL.
Thanks for the info and sorry you had to go through that surgery yourself.
I will know by this time tomorrow how it went and will post...and there is plenty for me to read up on to keep my mind busy!

April 20, 2009 - 12:09pm
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