Survey! Re: Consultations with your Surgeon

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    • #10522
      drtowfigh
      Keymaster

      Hi all,
      There are Apps coming out, some iPad/tablet-based, which your Surgeon can use during your consultation to show anatomy pictures, to draw on it, and it can even record the conversation and email the document to you.
      1. Is this something you would find useful or would you be happy just to talk to your surgeon and perhaps get a brochure or a hand drawing of your proposed operation?
      2. Would you want to be able to download this App yourself to play around with it, as it is an interactive anatomy atlas?
      3. Would you be willing to pay for access to such an App, such as $0.99, or would you only download it if it were free? How much would you pay for it?

      Amy other comments?

    • #12962
      krogers86
      Member

      Survey! Re: Consultations with your Surgeon

      I think a resource like this would be awesome! I especially think the anatomy piece would be so informative. I still have unanswered questions and a lack of a thorough understanding about my occult hernia and I often wish my surgeon would explain what exactly happened to me and why it was once a protruding hernia and now it is invisible? I would pay for such an app. 🙂

    • #12963

      Survey! Re: Consultations with your Surgeon

      I would absolutely pay $0.99 and give something like this a try… Sounds great

    • #12974
      patbenett
      Member

      Survey! Re: Consultations with your Surgeon

      I would absolutely pay $0.99 for that app.

    • #12978
      drtowfigh
      Keymaster

      Survey! Re: Consultations with your Surgeon

      Anyone else with ideas or thoughts on how to improve your understanding and consultation with the surgeon?

    • #13039
      jsalina
      Member

      Survey! Re: Consultations with your Surgeon

      This is a great idea and I am willing to pay more than $0.99.
      I wish I had a clearer understanding before my previous surgery.

    • #13040
      Chaunce1234
      Member

      Survey! Re: Consultations with your Surgeon

      Very useful. Worth more than $0.99

    • #12217
      aminuts
      Member

      Survey! Re: Consultations with your Surgeon

      I think this would be an excellent source of information. In disgusting with the surgeon it would allow to go over and rebuttal any questions or concerns. We all know what we want to ask but when your in the moment lots of things are forgotten or you really don’t hear. First, I think the anatomy would
      Be great. During the investigation of my symptoms there were very few anatomy pictures for females. I think it will help a lot to show locations with descriptions for the layman. Second, I think it should incorporate sections that help with self diagnosing so that your headed to the right physician and lesson unnecessary surgeries and to minimize being placed on pain management because “nothing’s wrong.” Third, what to expect if surgery is planned and the different options. Fourth,
      A section on post op care would be a great option as well. I think steps in recovery for the single hernia to the multiple hernias(as in my case) should be outlined describing what to expect, projected time frame, and expectations that should occur. For example, in reading other post (assuming there’s were a single hernia, not my case) they were up and going in 48 hrs pain free. Myself I feel improvement every day post two weeks but clearly having some of the same discomfort. So my dellima is, did I do Something to soon, did I do something wrong to cause injury, or did it not take? I know everyone heals differently but a guideline of post op care could provide a sense of “a light at the end of the tunnel.”Also, I feel a section that outlines post surgery exercises would be very beneficial. Imagine a picture or video workout for core strengthening. This may insure patient compliance safety and they can follow at there pace while insuring a better prognosis of no recurrences. While on subject of exercises maybe a segment to prevent the hernia in the first place and see if one finds improvement and eliminates surgery in the first place.
      Lastly, addressing the fee. I would defiinetly pay for this type of an app. To be able to find everything in one place would be very practical and beneficial. As a skeptical person it would have to be done in a way one wouldn’t think it’s not just someone trying to make a quick buck. Let me explain, there are some sites having you fill out a symptom tracker, then states for you to pay for the answer. I find I leave that type of site.
      Anyways, I know somewhat long but hope this helps and you understand what I’m trying to get across. Keep up the good work!

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