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The Shouldice hospital is close – https://www.shouldice.com/
Be careful with a doctor who says that they’ll do it if conditions are “ideal”. That just leaves the door wide open for waking up with mesh.
Can you give more detail on your friends who had mesh, then chronic pain? It’s going to take numbers and examples to break down the resistance to accepting that any mesh, anywhere, one-size-fits-all, is guaranteed to give good results. And that chronic pain is more than just minor discomfort. The mantra is so strong that many doctors don’t even see the original concerns about mesh, tacks. See the other recent thread.
The widespread rejection of the thought that a mesh implantation can cause problems is pretty incredible. Highly educated people who just refuse to see it. It makes you wonder what they’re being taught in medical school and residency. Reject, reject, ignore seems very common.
No offense to the doctors here who are listening and thinking. It’s the others that seem brain-washed. Or, even worse, know, but are accepting the failure rate, for the “greater good”. It really impacts a person’s faith in the medical system.