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    Posted by on May 4, 2017 at 4:10 am

    I need 2 hernias repaired. An old umbilical hernia from ten years ago and an Inguinal hernia that popped up last month. The umbilical generally doesn’t bother me but the Inguinal is horrendous. When it starts bulging and burning the pain is unbearable. My groin area starts bubbling with what feels like congestion. I’m having leg drops and nerve pain in leg. As I mentioned in a previous post my thigh is cramping up. I also have sciatica and scoliosis. I wonder if those problems contributed to the inguin hernia. Anyway, I’m terrified of mesh and would like to find surgeon in Northwest who is trained in open no mesh surgery.

    drtowfigh replied 7 years, 1 month ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • drtowfigh

    May 27, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    Hernias do not cause leg drops or nerve pain behind the leg or below the knee.

    Also, sciatica and scoliosis are not associated with hernias.

    A nonmesh repair is an option for most patients with inguinal hernias, with some exceptions.

  • Chaunce1234

    May 18, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    Any update? How are you doing? Have you seen a doctor about your recurrence?

    What was your original repair type that failed? You might want to seek out a specialist who has experience in recurrences.

    I am not sure of what surgery types performed you would need to inquire directly and ask if they have experience with recurrences as well, but a few names of west coast hernia specialists that have come up in these forums and elsewhere are:

    – Dr Andrew Wright at UW Seattle

    – Dr Rebecca Petersen in Seattle

    – Dr Robert Wright in Washington

    – Dr Paul Dally in Washington

    – Dr Robert Martindale at OHSU

    – Dr Sean Orenstein at OHSU

    – Dr William Brown in Palo Alto

    – Dr Shirin Towfigh in Los Angeles

    – Dr David Chen at UCLA

    – Dr Bob Burns in Newport Beach

    There are likely others as well. Good luck and keep us updated on your case.

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