Your hospital stay after inguinal hernia surgery is 30 minutes. Actually it is your recovery room stay at the surgical facility after your operation then you are discharged to go back to your hotel or home. We do hernia surgery at a free standing surgical center rather than a hospital because staying away from a hospital has several significant advantages. Infection rates are lower and cost is much less at an outpatient surgical facility compared to a hospital. Some of our more complex cases require hospitalization but most do not.
You will come back to see me in my office for a post op check one day after hernia surgery. You can be on your way home immediately after that.