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Instructions after to hernia surgery

Kindly read instructions carefully.

  1. You should not carry any weight exceeding 7 kilograms (or 15 pounds) for 6 weeks until the internal wounds heal and the mesh fuses with the body.

  2. It is recommended to practice walking sports daily. Please avoid exercising that requires pressure on the abdominal wall or weight lifting for 6 weeks. After this period, you can start practicing sports gradually. kindly note that it's allowed to climb stairs if you need to.

  3. Avoid sexual intercourse for a month after the operation to prevent the mesh from moving from its place or to avoid any pain in the surgery area.

  4. It is recommended to avoid constipation by eating healthy food full of fiber and drinking more water. In case you need to use any laxatives, use over the counter medications like FORLAX one sachet per day mixing it with water.


Common questions 

When can I shower?

Wound plasters are water proof, you can shower 48 hours after surgery on plasters without scrubbing.  you can remove your plasters after that. There is no need to put antiseptic solutions like Betadine or applying another plaster. As for the stitches, cosmetic stitches were used that dissolve under the skin. You can notice remnants of the stitches coming out of the wound after three weeks. This is very normal. You can remove them or leave them to dissolve completely.


What is the most appropriate sleeping position?

There is no special position that you must follow after the operation. You can sleep on your back, on your side, or on your stomach. It is also normal to feel some pain when moving from one position to another in the first week after the operation, and it is caused by wounds in the abdominal wall. 

Should I abstain from any type of food after the operation?

During the first week of the operation, you can eat normal food, but it is wise not to eat fatty and heavy food in large quantities, but rather choose food that is easy to digest. After that, you can resume your eating habits as it was before the operation and your favourite dishes.

Note: It is very normal to notice swelling in the pubic area after the operation. This is normal and does not mean that the hernia will return, especially if the operation was done laparoscopically. This swelling takes weeks to return to normal. for patients undergoing laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair, swelling can be found in the area of the man’s testicle sac with a change in color in Skin or minor blood collection, there is also no need to worry, as the swelling will subside over the coming weeks

Medications prescribed to you.

1- Panadol, two pills every 8 hours for pain when necessary. This is considered the first choice for pain

2-Voltfast sachet mixed with a cup of water and given once a day when there is pain, if necessary, for 3 days only.

sometimes antibiotics are prescribed to you. 

we wish you a speedy recovery and we look forward to seeing you back at our clinic for follow up. 

Hamzeh Halawani, MD, FACS, IFASMBS, FEBS

Note: If you have an inquiry or question, you can send it on WhatsApp 00962796888297​. Please also book an appointment a week after the operation for follow-up. Wish you all the best .
Dr. Hamzeh Halawani's team

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Operations performed by Dr. Hamzeh Halawani

جراحة السمنة والجراحة الأيضية وتنظير المعدة
Bariatric and Metablic Surgery


  • قص المعدة Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG)

  • عملية تحويل المسار المصغر Laparoscopic Minigastric Bypass (MGB)

  • عملية تحويل المسار الكلاسيكي Laparoscopic Roux -en Y gastric bypass

  • عملية تحويل المسار الإثني عشر والبنكرياس Laparoscopic SADI operation or BPD/DS

  • عمليات إزالة حلقة المعدة Laparoscopic band removal

  • عمليات السمنة التعديلية Laparoscopic Revision surgery 

  • تنظير المعدة Upper Endoscopy 

 جراحة الكبد والمرارة والبنكرياس بالمنظار
Hepatobiliary, pancreatic and gallbladder surgery


  • إستئصال المرارة Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

  • تنظيف القناة الصفراوية من الحصى Laparoscopic Common Bile Duct Exploration

  • إستئصال الاكياس الكلابية في الكبد Laparoscopic Hydatid Cyst Surgery

  • إستئصال البنكرياس Pancreatic Surgery

  •  عمليات الجهاز الهضمي العلوي بالمنظار

Laparoscopic Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery

  • أصلاح الفتق في الحجاب الحاجز 360 Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication with hiatal hernia

  • اعادة اصلاح الفتق في الحجاب الحاجز Redo-Nissen Fundoplicatiaon

  • عملية انسداد المريء تعذر الارتخاء Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy for Achalasia

  • إستئصال أورام المعدة الحميدة والخبيثة Laparoscopic Gastric tumor resection

  • عمليات تحويل المسار Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass

Laparoscopic Spleen Surgery عمليات الطحال

  • إستئصال الطحال بالمنظار Laparoscopic Spleen Resection

عمليات الأمعاء والزائدة الدودية
Laparoscopic Small Intestine and Appendix Surgery

  • إستئصال الأمعاء الدقيقة بالمنظار Laparoscopic Small Bowel Resection

  • علاج انسداد الأمعاء بالمنظار Laparoscopic Small Bowel Obstruction Surgery

  • إستئصال الزائدة الدودية Laparoscopic appendectomy

  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery عمليات القولون

  • إستئصال القولون بالمنظاربسبب الأورام Laparoscopic Colon Resection for tumors

  • إستئصال المستقيم بالمنظاربسبب الأورام Laparoscopic Rectal Surgery for tumors


  •  عمليات الباسور والشق الشرجي وكيس الشعر
    Hemorrhoids, Anal Fissure, and Pilonidal Sinus

  • عمليات الباسور الكلاسيكي Hemorrhoidectomy

  • عمليات الباسور عن طريق ربط الشريان Haemorrhoidal Artery Ligation - Recto Anal Repair (HAL-RAR)

  • عمليات الشق الشرجي الكلاسيكي Left Lateral Sphincterotomy for anal fissure

  • عمليات الشق الشرجي عن طريق البوتكس Botox injection for anal fissure

  • عمليات الناسور Anal Fistula Surgery

  • كيس الشعر مع خياطة ترميمية Pilonidal Sinus Excision with Limberg Flap

  • عمليات الليزر

 Hernia Surgery عمليات اصلاح الفتق

  • اصلاح فتق الصرة عبر المنظار Laparoscopic Umbilical Hernia Repair

  • اصلاح فتق الصرة عبر شق عادي Open Umbilical Hernia Repair

  • اصلاح الفتق الإربي بالمنظار Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair

  • اصلاح الفتق الإربي عبر شق تحت التخدير الموضعي Open Inguinal Hernia Repair - Local Anesthesia

  • اصلاح فتق جدار البطن عبر المنظار Laparoscopic Ventral/Incisional Hernia Repai


Thyroid Surgery عمليات الغدة الدرقية

Breast Surgery جراحة الثدي 

استئصال الغدة الدرقية Thyroid Removal Surgery

استئصال الغدة جارات الدرقية Para-Thyroid gland excision

استئصال الثدي الجزئي أو الكلي للأورام الحميدة والخبيثة Benign and Cancer Breast Surgery

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