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  • Find Hernia Surgeon in GA

    Posted by Jim82 on March 12, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    Just diagnosed with a Left Inguinal Hernia at a recent physical. Mid 50s active male, small bulge, minimal pain. Trying to navigate various websites to find a hernia surgeon but it appears difficult to identify who does large volume with a decent amount of experience. Will listen to the surgeon on methods but reading the various posts I would lean towards Open surgery method. Not concerned at all about scar size or short term recovery (ie the fact that laproscopic has a shorter short-term recovery). Any suggestions on how to identify surgeons in the GA/Atlanta area. Could travel outside GA for surgery if it was merited but one would think a city such as Atlanta would have some expertise.

    Chaunce1234 replied 5 years, 11 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Chaunce1234

    March 13, 2018 at 1:39 am

    Often a good starting point is the American Hernia Society website, which has a “find a surgeon” tool that can help you locate a nearby surgeon who has interest in the field of hernia repair. You will then want to inquire directly to know their experience, rates of chronic pain, rates of recurrence, etc.

    Also, asking other doctors or medical professionals who they would have do their surgery can be insightful, if you have those contacts or relationships. Note you’re not necessarily asking for a referral, you’re asking who THEY would personally have perform the same surgery if they were to need the procedure themselves.

    I have not seen any specific surgeons in Georgia mentioned on these forums, but off the top of my head there are a few regional choices for the south eastern USA for names that have routinely popped up on these forums and elsewhere:

    – Dr Jonathan Yunis in Sarasota Florida has extensive experience in all notable hernia repair methods (open mesh, open non-mesh shouldice, laparoscopic, re-do, etc)

    – Dr Robert Tomas in Florida primarily performs open non-mesh desarda repair

    – Dr Bruce Ramshaw in Tennessee is considered one of the nations most knowledgable hernia surgeons with extensive experience with primary repair as well as re-do surgery and dealing with complications

    There are likely surgeons in Georgia that are experienced and skilled as well, perhaps another user or doctor on these forums can chime in with additional information.

    Best of luck and keep us updated on your case and progress.

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