Reply To: Hernia mesh fixation questions
To be clear – I’m not normally so wordy and argumentative. But I do see a common response from surgeons about focusing on fixing the hernia and avoiding recurrence. But they almost never talk about getting back to the quality of life the patient had before. Even my own surgeon, who I have stuck with so that he can see the results of his work, always reports in a firm voice “no hernia recurrence” whenever he examines me. It’s all that he can think about. He barely hears my words about discomfort and soreness and other problems.
The goal should be to get the patient mentally, emotionally, and physically back to where they were before the hernia. Not just physically.