AdministratorMay 14, 2015 at 3:01 am
Hernia Surgery Risks in an 88yr old Woman
Unless her health is too poor to tolerate a relatively minor operation, she should get it fixed. Femoral hernias in elderly women are at significant risk of strangulation, which can be a big deal. I do not agree that laparoscopic repair is in any way outdated but open under local or spinal may be safer in this case. Find an experienced surgeon who can give you a detailed explanation of the risks and benefits of the various approaches so you can make a proper informed decision.