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  • Will Shouldice or Kang do surgery if no apparent bulge?

    Posted by SN on June 25, 2023 at 1:29 am

    I was diagnosed with a small inguinal hernia and I was reading that both the Shouldice Hospital and Dr. Kang would not usually operate unless there was a visible bulge.

    Does anyone know if this is the case?

    drtowfigh replied 9 months, 3 weeks ago 4 Members · 3 Replies
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  • drtowfigh

    Moderator
    June 25, 2023 at 6:47 pm

    Shouldice Clinic will not operate on a clinically non-visible/non-palpable inguinal hernia.

  • Herniated

    Member
    June 25, 2023 at 7:21 am

    You could find out directly by getting assessed by Shouldice: “All medical assessments are free of charge.”
    https://www.shouldice.com/become-a-patient/

  • Watchful

    Member
    June 25, 2023 at 4:04 am

    Since Dr. Kang does an ultrasound, I would imagine that he will agree to operate if it shows a hernia. You can ask his assistant by e-mail. At the Shouldice Hospital, I believe they operate only on hernias which can be detected by physical exam. The more important question is: do you feel that you really need surgery for this hernia at this time?

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