hernia repair shouldice technique

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    • #21762
      Colt
      Participant

      Is shouldice technique considered a very invasive surgery
      And if it fails can it be replaced by putting mesh in

    • #21763
      DrBrown
      Participant

      @colt
      Shouldice is an excellent method for hernia repair.
      A 6cm incision is made over the defect. It is less invasive than laparoscopic repairs.
      If it fails, then mesh can be used.
      Regards.
      Bill Brown MD

    • #21771
      Colt
      Participant

      Thank for speedy response
      Doc

    • #21789
      Colt
      Participant

      I have heard negative information about cutting the cremaster muscle
      In the shouldice technique, is it necessary to cut the cremaster muscle
      And is it possible to ask surgeon not to cut it while doing that technique

    • #21791
      Colt
      Participant

      I have elevated psa levels and enlarged prostate, how will those levels be effected by either a mesh or non mesh repair

    • #21794
      drtowfigh
      Keymaster

      The Shouldice clinic recommends cutting cremaster muscle and resuturing it up to the repair. They claim it reduces hernia recurrence rates. Most of us don’t completely cut the cremaster muscle.

      If you have an enlarged prostate, the straining to urinate or completely empty your bladder is a big factor to worsening your hernia and may contribute to higher hernia recurrence rate after hernia repair. Make sure all prostate symptoms are cured prior to any hernia repair.

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