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  • drtowfigh

    June 9, 2014 at 11:45 pm


    Hi and thanks for your post.

    Our paper will be coming out soon, as it is published in JAMA Surgery. So, then you can share it with your general surgeon.
    MRI pelvis with valsalva would be the most sensitive study. Ultrasound may also be helpful if done by a skilled radiologist, with a lot of maneuvering, pushing in and out, etc. CT scan is less likely than all of these to provide an answer. But perhaps it will show…!

    Unfortunately, the concept of hidden hernias is not widely known.

    I do not know of any surgeons in Mississippi who are hernia specialists. If you find one, and you are happy with their performance, please share on this discussion board. Nearby, you can try nearby states:

    Tennessee: Drs. Ben Poulose, Greg Mancini, Guy Voeller.
    Louisiana: Karl LeBlanc, David Treen, Charles Belllows

    Good luck, and please let us know how you do.