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  • Long term follow up after hernia surgery?

    Posted by Alephy on January 9, 2020 at 7:26 am

    How long should a doctor follow up his/her patients?
    Am I right that in a NON mesh surgery if there is no pain after the surgery (say 3 or 4 weeks afterwards) there is very low risk of later onset of chronic pain? (it is my understanding this is NOT the case with a mesh)….

    So a mesh surgery would require a much longer follow up? Are surgeons willing to do that acknowledging the problem?

    BTW how does the follow up work when one gets treatment abroad? I read for instance of some who flied to Seoul to be operated by Dr. Kang….incidentally he only currently operates in Seoul?

    drtowfigh replied 4 years, 4 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • drtowfigh

    January 9, 2020 at 2:39 pm

    See the pinned post on the AHSQC. I highly encourage everyone to see doctors who are members and participate in this and also to respond to the longterm questionnaires for this.

    Some doctors have their own system for followup. But it’s usually a problem.

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