Questions for visit to Hernia surgeon In Texas.
As all of you know, trying to decide what type of inguinal hernia surgery to have and who to have do it are two somewhat maddening decisions. It seems like the more you know, the more the decision paralysis.It’s surprising even that the medical profession hasnt streamlined this better, but here we are.
I’m currently about 100 miles outside of the Dallas area and maybe a couple of hundred outside of the San Antonio area. What I want is to go to a surgeon who is trained across more than one discipline,hopefully covering lap, open and tissue repair, because I need advice on which is best for my circumstance. Unfortunately, my impression is that most hernia surgeons have one preferred method and so when you choose the surgeon,you’ve already chosen the method.
Today I called three surgeons. First. I called dr Blatnick’s office in st Louis. That’s fairly far away from where I am,but maybe worth the travel, as I was impressed by his seeming knowledge and disposition in his interview with Dr Towfigh. However, I couldnt get enough of an understanding of whether he does all three disciplines, especially tissue repair. Plus, just getting a consultation would be near the end of April, possibly with surgery two months after that.
I then called Dr Van Sickle in San Antonio. I think he has posted on this site and comes recommended by Dr Towfigh. There was no answer in his office today. I may try again tomorrow.
Lastly, I called Dr Iskandar near Dallas. This was done purely based on location and the fact that he seems to have just set himself up as a complex hernia specialist. He seems to have had prior experience in that area and his scheduler said that he did all three types and even mentioned Shouldice.
One thing that makes me reluctant is how easy it was for me to get an appt. This may not mean anything,or it may mean that he isnt getting a lot of referrals. At any rate, I’m expecting that maybe he can at least give me some guidance.
A search for his name here turns up nothing, but I thought I’d ask whether anyone knows anything about him.
Also, I’m going to try to build A list of questions to ask if I do take an appointment there.
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