Hiatus Hernia Operation Gold Coast
- Neglecting recovery instructions: After hernia surgery, it is vital that you follow specific aftercare instructions. Postoperative Patient Info most patients should plan to take at least a week off from work so that the body has the time that it needs to begin the healing process. If your job requires heavy lifting or other strenuous activity, you may have to plan to take at least a month off from work. When you get home, try to have a friend or family member help you for the first few days so that you can avoid bending over or lifting. You should walk a little bit each day to boost blood flow to the area. However, if you experience any abnormal pain or discomfort once you are home, reach out to our office immediately. Stay with a soft / slippery diet at least until your follow-up appointment and upgrade your diet as advised.
- Overlooking the importance of follow-up appointments: To ensure that your body is healing correctly, we schedule a follow-up appointment for you shortly after your surgery. During this session, Dr Puhalla will check the incision site to verify that the area is free from any signs of infection and talk with you about how you are feeling. Do not miss this supportive aftercare appointment.
Dr Harald Puhalla, General Surgeon, works with patients regarding a variety of issues, including hernia repair, weight loss surgery and others. We try to alleviate the anxiety that patients often associate with surgery by offering you a stress-free environment, excellent care and where you can feel comfortable asking questions.
About Dr Puhalla, General Surgeon
Dr Puhalla, General Surgeon, offers keyhole anti-reflux surgery along with a range of other procedures such as bariatric surgery and hernia surgery. He has over 20 years’ surgical experience and is based at the Gold Coast Private Hospital and the Pindara Private Hospital. Dr Puhalla and his staff focus on excellent patient care and optimal results, offering ongoing care after surgeries to ensure that you heal properly and get the most from your treatment. Contact Dr Puhalla today for a consultation.
Reach out to our office today to talk about your options for a hiatus hernia operation.