Seeking mesh removal surgeon – Ronnie Torres

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    • #33086
      Good intentions
      Participant

      I’m starting this new Topic to help draw attention to Ronnie’s request in my other thread.

      Healing from mesh removal surgery

      “Can anyone please help me.I am suffering from so much pain from bilateral inguinal laparoscopic surgery. I want the mesh removed. Live in Miami,FL and have no clue who is willing to remove it.”

      “I am willing to travel out of Florida to get mesh removed.”

    • #33087
      Good intentions
      Participant

      Dr. Yunis might be worth contacting.

      Meet Dr. Jonathan Yunis

    • #33088
      Good intentions
      Participant

      Dr. Krpata at the Cleveland Clinic.

      https://my.clevelandclinic.org/staff/20162-david-krpata

    • #33089
      sensei_305
      Participant

      Thank you, I will call Yonathan Yunis on Monday. I pray to god he can remove mesh that has been placed laparoscopically. Seems some surgeons only remove mesh if it was done via open surgery.

      • #33317
        Matt
        Participant

        I had mesh removed by Dr Yunis. Removal surgery and recovery is no cakewalk, but in my experience it was actually easier than the implantation I had almost 6 years ago. There is no other doctor I would rather see for a hernia issue. Good luck!

    • #33111
      Chuck
      Participant

      Ronnie….no no no ….do not go to yunis do not go to krpata….the guy you want to see and NO other is doctor Igor Belyanski….yunis will tell you its a 5 hour surgery—-and he will tell you you will have chronic testicle pain for life….krpata is not an expert on the robot he usually removes mash lapro…and doesnt get it all…and he likes cutting nerves….same thing with the conman and grifter Jacobs in new york…he will put you in the poorhouse to get 60 percent of it out….the best removal guy in the world is Dr B-…got all of my mesh…under two hours…cut no nerves….he is known as the unicorn….come to DC…stay with me if you like….DR. B is known as the unicorn on the Robot for a reason….humble guy but extremely efficient and confident…has taken out a bunch of meshes….lets chat asap

    • #33113
      sensei_305
      Participant

      Chuck, can you advise which doctor b you are talking about please.

    • #33114
      sensei_305
      Participant

      @Chuck Igor looks like is in my healthcare network.. So you advise he is good for mesh removal?

    • #33115
      ajm222
      Participant

      i second chuck’s recommendation and all that he said about Belyansky. he did mine. he’s in Maryland. he’s done the removal for a couple of other folks on the forum as well, and lots of other people. his reputation and skill is indeed fantastic.

      • #33116
        sensei_305
        Participant

        Thanks @ajm222 I spoke with his office and forwarded my surgery report and insurance info. To my luck, he is in-network with my healthcare provider UnitedHealthcare, I wonder did you guys travel out of state to see him? I am in Florida so if all goes well I will be booking a hotel near his facility.

        How long was the entire admissions process before the actual schedule date?
        Did he request you mail in a CT scan cd copy?

    • #33117
      sensei_305
      Participant

      I gotta keep it honest with you guys, I always considered myself to be a happy guy. Have a nice family, great job but recently this damn mesh has destroyed me. I think I now know what depression feels like for the 1st time in my 34 years of life.

    • #33118
      Chuck
      Participant

      Ronnie….i hear you i am still struggling with bad depression from what these criminals did to me with their plastic….if you want to email me….i am [email protected] -Dr B is the best….but taking this crap out doesnt necessarily make you better….its sad the day that i allowed these scumbags to put plastic in me may have been the last day of my useful life…

    • #33119
      Good intentions
      Participant

      Dr. Belyansky does seem like the best choice for you. You asked in the other thread about my situation. I had bilateral laparoscopic mesh implantation, via the TEP procedure. Two pieces of Bard Soft Mesh. It was never really right and got worse as time went on. I have written several detailed descriptions about the problems in various other posts.

      I would guess that Dr. Belyansky might not need any scans. Surgeons that are familiar with mesh problems have seen the same story many times, they recognize that it’s caused by the mesh, although many won’t say it. He might make a guess or two about folding or movement or fixation, but they really can’t tell until they get in there. I went through the full scanning treatment, a full MRI and some ultrasound. Nothing showed up, everything looked fine and correct, until Dr. Billing got in and took a look.

      Can you give some details on your mesh implantation? The type of surgery, the material used, the surgery notes, and the type of hernia it was supposed to repair? It’s good to keep building the evidence that these perfect mesh implantations still cause pain.

      Good luck. Don’t think about the time lost, think about the time you’ll gain by getting it done.

      • #33121
        sensei_305
        Participant

        @goodintentions Thanks for your input. Looks like I have an appointment with Dr.Billing tomorrow via zoom. Looks like the procedure would not “cost me” since I maxed out out of pocket for out of network this year. My only concern is he will want to only do one side then I am stuck having to see Igor months later to finish up the right side since he takes my insurance in-network. The mesh they used on my according to docs is 3DMax some crap like that. Was done laparoscopically.

    • #33120
      ajm222
      Participant

      Dr. Belyansky often does prefer to see at least one scan before agreeing to removal. First go-round I did mail a CD. The last time (since I am considering another surgery to tighten things up and remove a lipoma) and since I live 2.5 hours away, I actually drove up and got the scan there in the morning and had an appt with him in the afternoon. Everything done at his hospital seems much cheaper than having it done anywhere else, too, including the actual surgery.

      So yes, I am out of state but within driving distance. The first appt will often have him saying “I would caution against it unless you’re very serious about this or very bothered by it or disabled, because it’s a major and risky surgery. Let’s talk again in a few months.” And then the second appt he’ll usually say “Ok, I see you’re serious. I will remove it if you want.” And at that point they can get you on the schedule, which is usually a couple months. But I am guessing if you really push and tell him you’re going to get removal one way or another, with him or without him, he may immediately agree to do it.

      Also, I went home the day of my surgery. I had removal done on only one side.

    • #33146
      Good intentions
      Participant

      Just a followup – don’t expect immediate results and don’t expect to get back to where you were before the hernia(s) and mesh implantation. Much depends on how bad things were for you with the mesh. Some people suffer real physical effects, others minor pain, others just can’t stand the feeling of the mesh inside them. You haven’t really described any problems so its hard to tell how you’ll do. Although if you’ve read through the posts on the forum there should be plenty to compare against.

      Good luck.

      • #33149
        sensei_305
        Participant

        @good-intentions All good brother, In my case I have a shit ton of pulling and tugging, its affecting me during intercourse, exercising. Also giving me testicular pain. None of these problems I had before the mesh.

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