Reply To: 4 months out and still the same
So that looks like one of the modified Shouldice methods that have been discussed in other threads on the forum. I am not familiar with all of the ins and outs of the variations like others are. Vicryl is an absorbable suture material. Prolene is polypropylene.
The runaround that you’re getting is very typical for all types of medical procedures today, unfortunately. Surgeons and specialists are becoming more like workers on a factory assembly line. They do their little part then move the product down the line. Sorry, this does not help your situation but it might give you incentive to search for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th opinions.
Not all doctors are bureaucratic. Some are very independent and passionate about their work. Keep searching. Good luck.