Hi, i just had epigastric hernia surgery yesterday at North Penn with Dr Minehart. Surgery went well. I was able to drive to drive home to maryland today. Dr Minehart stopped by my hotel to take a look at the sutures. Pain is not so bad but abdomen is swollen. - which is to be expected. Also since I was there alone, Coleen from Dr Goodyears office took me from the hospital to Walgreens for my meds, then dropped me off at the hotel. - in case anyone is unsure weather to go for their surgery.