I had the same procedure done several years ago and had a lot of pain. This time around, on the other side, I only had to take heavy duty pain Meds the night after the hernia repair surgery. Otherwise, I took over the counter meds for a day or two. The pre-op staff was great - cordial, efficient and informative. Dr. Harris was totally professional, answered all my questions and basically did a great job. The post-op staff was very good as well. Three weeks post-Op and I'm feeling great.