"The treatment process for inguinal hernia, from the first visit through to post-surgery, is streamlined for efficiency and patient convenience, especially for those undergoing Day Surgery. Here's an overview of what to expect:

### First Visit
- **Schedule:** Monday to Friday, 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
- **Process:** Comprehensive consultation and examination to determine eligibility for Day Surgery, including necessary pre-operative tests (blood tests, X-rays, ultrasound, ECG). A tentative surgery date is set.

### Second Visit
- **Schedule:** Monday to Friday, 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
- Based on initial diagnosis, a treatment plan is chosen. Surgery details are explained, and upon agreement, a consent form is signed, finalizing the surgery date. Detailed instructions for preparation and post-surgery care are provided.

### Period Leading up to the Surgery
- Normal diet is advised until the day before surgery, with moderation in alcohol consumption and cessation of smoking due to its adverse effects on surgical and post-operative outcomes.

### Day of Surgery
- **Before Arrival:** Fasting from the morning, with limited drinking allowed up to three hours before surgery. While driving to the clinic is permissible, post-surgery driving is not, hence arranging for a companion or using public transport is advised.
- **Pre-Operation:** Change into surgery attire, followed by anesthesia in the operating room, which you will walk into.

### Surgery
- The procedure typically lasts about an hour. Post-surgery, you will be moved to a recovery area while still in bed for safety.

### Post-Surgery
- Once awake, hydration and light meals are introduced. Most patients are able to walk and use the restroom independently. Pain management is provided as needed.
- A final consultation with the surgeon offers surgery results and discharge approval, based on a 12-point criteria ensuring readiness for home recovery.

### Returning Home
- Normal diet resumes post-discharge, with pain controlled by oral or suppository analgesics. A 24-hour contact line ensures ongoing support.

### Day After Surgery
- A follow-up call from the surgeon checks on your recovery, with an opportunity to address any concerns.

### Follow-Up
- Showering is allowed immediately, with regular bathing resuming shortly after. The waterproof dressing over the navel incision requires no special care and can be removed during a follow-up visit or sooner if discomfort occurs.
- Normal activities, including bathroom use, can resume, with a return to work or school possible the following day or soon after, depending on individual recovery.

### Scheduled Follow-Up Visits
- Typically, follow-up visits are scheduled for one week, one month, six months, and twelve months post-surgery, with adjustments made for those living far away or with difficulties in visiting.

Inguinal hernia Day Surgery prioritizes reducing hospital visits, emphasizing the importance of building a strong communication and trust relationship with each patient. Feel free to raise any concerns or questions at any stage of the treatment process."