Umbilical Hernia Recovery: Most patients who undergo umbilical hernia repair can return to normal activity and work
within 2 weeks. Some cases of large hernia repair or where the procedures involving the
intestine may result in a hospital stay of 1-7 days or more, and recovery to normal
activity is expected to be longer. In some cases, when a larger hernia is repaired, or
the intestines are involved, a hospital stay ranging from several days to a week may
be required and recovery to normal activity may take longer.