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I am seeing the surgeon tomorrow, actually. As I mentioned, I had (have?) a scheduled surgery date for Nov. 30.
How did the appointment go?
It sounds like the hernia doesn’t bother you much which is great. Also a chief of surgery would presumably have a good number of hernia procedures under their belt with a lot of experience, but you can always ask the surgeon how many hernias they have fixed too if you might find that helpful.
If you want a second opinion for whatever reason, the following is a list of eastern USA surgeons that either have a particular interest/specialty in hernias and/or possibly offer non-mesh repair if appropriate to the patient. Obviously there are going to be many great docs that are not on this list too.
– Dr Brian Jacobs in New York, NY
– Dr Samer Sbayi in Long Island, NY (trained at Shouldice clinic in Toronto)
– Dr William Meyers in Philadelphia, PA (special focus on athletes, sports hernia, and core injuries)
– Dr Alexander Poor in Philadelphia, PA
– Dr Jarrod P Kaufman MD in Brick, NJ
– Dr. Andrew Boyarsky in New Brunswick, NJ
– Dr Igor Belyansky in Annapolis, MD
– Dr David Grischkan in Cleveland, Ohio
– Dr Paul Szotek in Indianapolis, IN
– Dr Bruce Ramshaw in Knoxville, TN
– Dr Jonathan Yunis in Sarasota, FL
– Dr Robert Tomas in Fort Meyers, FL
Good luck and keep us updated on your decisions and progress.