How long does it take to recover from a hiatal hernia surgery?

How long does it take to recover from a hiatal hernia surgery?

Because this is a major surgery, a full recovery can take 10 to 12 weeks. That being said, you can resume normal activities sooner than 10 to 12 weeks. For example, you can start driving again as soon as you’re off narcotic pain medication.

Can you walk after hiatal hernia surgery?

Activity. There are no significant restrictions on activity after surgery. That means it is OK to walk, climb stairs, have sexual intercourse, mow the lawn, or exercise as long as it doesn’t hurt. In fact, returning to normal activity as soon as possible will most likely enhance your recovery.

What foods can you eat after hiatal hernia surgery?

This surgical procedure does require diet restrictions after surgery. You will need to stay on a liquid/soft diet for approximately 3 weeks after surgery. During that time, you can try or experiment with eating soft, mushy foods like tuna, mashed potatoes, eggs, cottage cheese, and thick soups.

What to do after repair of hiatus hernia?

Most importantly • have small frequent meals and snacks, rather than large meals • eat slowly and chew foods well • have moist foods • if any food sticks, stop eating, relax and allow time for food to clear. Try and drink water to wash the food down; if that fails, try some soda water.

Can you drink carbonated beverages after hiatal hernia surgery?

ALSO, DO NOT DRINK CARBONATED BEVERAGES FOR THREE WEEKS. Some patients find that their appetite is poor or that foods don’t taste well after surgery.

What should I do to reduce weight after hernia surgery?

Pain medications and lack of exercise may lead to constipation after your hernia surgery. You may be able to improve bowel function by making sure you drink plenty of fluids and eat fiber-rich foods. While fluid needs vary depending on your activity and climate, you should aim for at least 8 cups a day.