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  • ldavis

    June 25, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Laparoscopic or Open Approach

    I am so sorry to hear all that you have been through and am praying that Dr. Belyansky will be able to help you. I am confused about hernia repair at this point. You said you had severe pain “from the hernia” to begin with , but that AFTER the initial surgery you were NOT better. In one of Dr. Towfigh’s replies to me I think she said IF you have a hernia and it is repaired, the hernia-related pain should be gone. Do you know WHY your initial repair did NOT help your pain? Do you think it was because of the mesh, and that open tissue repair is a better way to go? I know you are a patient, not a doctor, but you’ve had a lot of experience by now! I thought “once I get hernia surgery, I’ll be back to normal, but now I’m rather afraid I could be worse.