The following instructions on this page contain general information and advice regarding your condition and are designed to provide you with a guide on how best to safeguard your health. However, they are not intended to be exhaustive instructions. In specific cases you may receive different/additional instructions from your doctor. You are advised to follow any specific written or oral instructions given to you by your doctor or healthcare worker. Please seek clarification in case of doubt.
Hernia Surgery is where a cut is made to open the skin and the surgeon will push the hernia back into place.
Take prescribed medication as instructed by the pharmacist.
For the first 48 hours after your operation, the dressing is usually left in place unless it is soaked, wet or the wound requires inspection.
Subsequently, based on how the wound is closed and the surgeon’s instructions, your wound may be left exposed or covered with a bandage.
You will be informed of your appointment for removal of stitches by your care team.
Seek medical consultation with your doctor at the Specialist Outpatient Clinic during office hours or at the Department of Emergency Medicine of Singapore General Hospital after office hours, if any one of the following conditions occurs:
If you need to clarify on any of the above conditions, you can contact your surgeon through the operator or ward nurse clinician in-charge:
Keep your appointment(s) as scheduled. For any change of appointment(s), you may