Incisional Hernia, Component Separation, Mesh, Botox, Diverticulitis
Going back a few years due to blockage and perforation (Divertciulitis) had an emergency colectomy – colostomy and subsequent reversal. I have a nice mid-line incision. Not really, looks like it was done with a chainsaw. Surgeries were 10 months apart and had a hernia repaired at the time of reversal. No Mesh. Soon after the second surgery I started developing a incisional hernia that is growing.
I have talked to three Dr.s now. One general and two hernia specialists. One of the specialist said that he would use a large piece of mesh anchored to my pubic bone up to my chest. He thought that because of the diverticulitis and the type of soft tissue that I have because of it, that was my best option, last option. He also said the mesh he wants to use only comes 20cm x 30cm and I need larger. He also would like to use Botox.
After reading some of the posts on this site I think it makes a little more sense. My take away is that it is a little more serious than I thought. And that I’m not just being paranoid about selecting a surgeon. If anyone has any thoughts, comments or suggestion I sure would like to here from you.
The specialist I have found are 3 hours away from me and would like to find someone closer to home for logistics. Any recommendation for a specialist in Kansas City would be appreciated. As well as mesh types and the Botox.
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