ModeratorOctober 4, 2015 at 4:41 pm
Inguial Hernia? Next Step? Bay Area? Dr. Towfigh?
Thanks so much for your post.
It’s so amazing the number of women I see with hernias that have undergone hysterectomy or oophorectomy when their pain was due to the groin hernia.
Your symptoms are am certainly suggestive of a hernia. You need to be seen by a surgeon with interest in hernias who is able to listen to you, evaluate you with an open mind, examine you carefully. That surgeon specialist needs to review your films to make sure the interpretation is correct.
In the Bay Area, there are several great surgeons. Go to the America Hernia Society website and plug in CA as your state and you can see all who are interested in hernia. Try Dr Hobart Harris. At Kaiser, try Dr Rock Liu.
Unfortunately, there aren’t that many who particularly specialize in hernias or even women’s hernias.
If it doesn’t work out for you up North, I am happy to see you in consultation. Sheila is my office manager and she can help you with accommodations. Most patients can fly or drive back home the next day after surgery.
I invite others on this forum who have had surgery out of their local area to report their experience.