Recovery period of umbilical hernia repair depends upon type of surgery. Laparoscopic surgeries have shorter recovery period than open surgery. Normal activities can be started in days but lifting and exercise is not allowed for 8 weeks. After the surgery, you will get complete list of precautions from the doctor. You can also discuss this point with your doctor before surgery.
I am a 60year old male. I had a umbilical hernia operation 3 weeks ago.When can I go back to the gym and lift weights and do sit ups again