Johnso replied to the topic Can CT scan accurately determine size of my hernia? in the forum Hernia Discussion 2 weeks, 6 days ago
When I was first referred to a surgeon to have my umbilical hernia looked at the surgeon stuck one of his fingers into the hernia I assume to determine the size of the defect. Based on this the surgeon told me he would repair the hernia with sutures under general anesthetic but because my hernia was asymptomatic I could take the watchful…[Read more]
Johnso replied to the topic (Law firm presentation) Case Against Prophylactic Mesh – SAGES 2019 in the forum Hernia Discussion 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Thank you for providing the link to this talk. I have watched some of the videos available on SAGES Youtube channel but I had not watched this one. When this was presented in April 2019 Dr. Bendavid was still alive. He died on September 30, 2019. He was in Hamburg for the 41st EHS congress and scheduled to give a talk on femoral…[Read more]
Thank you for the advice. It confirms and reinforces my need to do what I can to avoid a plug and patch repair and any other repair that is no longer recommended such as the bilayer Prolene Hernia System. When it comes to medical treatment I am extremely cautious. I had a life altering but not life threatening reaction to a treatment…[Read more]
I had a consultation with a General Surgeon to discuss the treatment of my inguinal hernia. The surgeon informed me he will repair the hernia with an open mesh procedure. If it is an indirect hernia he will do a plug and patch repair. If it is a direct hernia he will do an onlay repair without the plug.
Before the consultation I was aware of the…[Read more]
I have had 2 routine colonoscopies since I was diagnosed with a left sided inguinal hernia. I had some concerns before the second colonoscopy because my hernia was larger. I did not have any complications from the procedures and they did not affect my hernia. For me the procedures were similar to the colonoscopy I had before I…[Read more]