The treatment for hernias depends on the type and severity of the hernia. In some cases, watchful waiting may be recommended, especially for small hernias that are not causing symptoms. However, in most cases, surgery is needed to repair the hernia. Surgery may be done as an open procedure or laparoscopically, depending on the type of hernia and the surgeon's preference. Recovery time varies depending on the type of surgery, but most people are able to return to normal activities within a few weeks.
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