A Special Dedication in the Field of General Surgery.

Patient Testimonials

My first experience with this group of professionals was very serious. Dr. Pietrafitta was called in and saved my life. I know how thorough he is from beginning to end. Very nice group. 
- Shirley L.

Hernia Repair Recovery

Laparoscopic 

Most patients are able to return home the same day of their surgery. Recovery times vary between patients; however, most people are able to return to normal activity anywhere from 3 - 10 days after surgery. 

Open Repair 

Recovery times vary between patients; however, most people are able to return to normal activity after 3 weeks. Strenuous activity should be avoided until around 6 weeks after surgery. 

Post-Operative Information

Whether you are recovering from open or laparoscopic repair, there are several post-operative tips to ensure a quick and healthy recovery:

  • Get plenty of rest
  • Take pain medication as prescribed by your physician
  • Avoid strenuous activity, heavy lifting and driving
  • Call your surgeon if you notice swelling, oozing, worsening of pain or unusual redness around the incision area, a fever over 100°F, diarrhea, bloating, nausea, vomiting or constipation. 

Your Maple Grove Surgical Specialist physician will provide more individualized recovery time estimates for specific activities such as returning to work, exercise, sexual activity and driving.