drtowfigh started the topic HerniaTalk **LIVE** Q&A with Dr Towfigh 01/19/2021 in the forum Hernia Discussion 23 hours, 51 minutes ago
Ask me anything! (Almost 🤩)
This Tuesday, our HerniaTalk **LIVE** Q&A is with me!🤗. Let’s start the year with getting some of your pressing questions answered about #hernias and hernia-related #complications.
Join me Jan 19 at 4:30pm Pacific (GMT -8). Join me as a Facebook Live on my Homepage. You can also register to join via Zoom: h…[Read more]
Actually a very good question and I get asked it regularly.
No, they cannot puncture the hernia. In few cases where you have a very large hernia and there is colon within the hernia, the hernia should be reduced prior to colonoscopy.
No, colonoscopy would not in any way affect the hernia.
drtowfigh replied to the topic HerniaTalk **LIVE** Q&A with Dr Andreas Koch 01/12/2021 in the forum Hernia Discussion 6 days, 2 hours ago
Thanks to everyone who participated. This was a HerniatTalk sesssion packed with so much information.
The first half of the hour was devoted to the treatment of groin injuries seen among professional athletes. This includes sports hernias and athletic pubalgia.
The second half of the hour was devoted to the treatment of small hernias, women’s…[Read more]
There are multiple different ways to treat hernias. Mesh-based is one of them. And there are a multitude of mesh options and mesh repair options.
It is best to have your hernia repair tailored to your needs. A true hernia specialist should be able to offer you the risks and benefits of a range of repair options. Some hernias cannot be…[Read more]
That may be difficult to find. I don’t know of any surgeons who specialize in tissue-based repair. Perhaps seek a consultation with a hernia specialist first and then consider traveling outside Texas if you wish for a second opinion.
You can search this site for keyword, Texas, to see if any show up. Dr. Kent Van Sickle practices in San Antonio.
In my experience, most neurosurgeons don’t handle peripheral nerve issues related to hernia surgery. And only some pain management specialists know what to do.
I encourage you to watch the HerniaTalk session I had with Dr Payam Vahedifar, Pain Management specialist who treats many of my patients. The link is here: h…[Read more]
drtowfigh replied to the topic Hernia surgery if small and painless? During covid? in the forum Hernia Discussion 1 week, 2 days ago
Size is not a determinant of need for inguinal hernia surgery. If you have symptoms, the benefit to your quality of life favors hernia repair. If you have no symptoms, you can safely watch it with 0.18% per year risk of complication, such as incarceration. So, it’s low. I encourage watchful waiting for most of my patients.
What did they find and what operation did you have done?
drtowfigh started the topic HerniaTalk **LIVE** Q&A with Dr Andreas Koch 01/12/2021 in the forum Hernia Discussion 1 week, 2 days ago
This week’s HerniaTalk LIVE Q&A is with Dr. Andreas Koch of Germany. Dr. Koch is a hernia surgery specialist who is most recognized for his treatment of professional athletes.
We will focus our discussion on the topics of sports hernias and tissue-based inguinal hernia repairs.
Please note the special time to accommodate our European…[Read more]
drtowfigh replied to the topic HerniaTalk **LIVE** Q&A with Dr Rachel Rubin 01/05/2020 in the forum Hernia Discussion 1 week, 6 days ago
Thanks to everyone who participated in this session of HerniaTalk LIVE. It was fun and quite educational. We discussed a wide range of sexual dysfunction problems that can arise from hernias or hernia repairs. Topics included pain with orgasm, erectile dysfunction, retraction of the testicle with orgasm or erection, painful intercourse, pelvic…[Read more]
drtowfigh started the topic HerniaTalk **LIVE** Q&A with Dr Rachel Rubin 01/05/2020 in the forum Hernia Discussion 2 weeks, 1 day ago
2021 is upon us (finally) and I’m excited to kick it off with our first HerniaTalk LIVE session of the new year.
This Tuesday’s LIVE Q&A is with Guest Panelist Rachel S. Rubin MD – Urologist and Sexual Medicine Specialist of Washington, DC.
Many of you have written to me concerned about your sexual dysfunction, including pain, associated wit…[Read more]
Thanks to everyone who has contributed to HerniaTalk.
I started this discussion forum back in 2013 to help disseminate information and discussion. It’s the only real forum out there that helps answer the questions everyone asks about their hernia.
At the start of the Covid19 pandemic, I also started HerniaTalk LIVE. Every Tuesday, I host a…[Read more]
Happy to help if you want to send me your records to initiate a consultation. Drs Orenstein is also a good resource at OHSU.
Happy to help. Sometimes an inguinal hernia can cause these symptoms. And it would show on imaging. Just because the report doesn’t say it doesn’t mean it’s not there.
I’d need more information. But inguinal hernia is certainly in the differential.
drtowfigh replied to the topic HerniaTalk **LIVE** Q&A with Dr Andrew Wright 12/22/2020 in the forum Hernia Discussion 3 weeks, 6 days ago
What a cool HerniaTalk session we had! We discussed the details of a Silverback gorilla’s emergency hernia operation, in addition to human hernia-related problems, with Dr. Andrew Wright. Plus, a very heartwarming Special Christmas announcement.
If you missed it, you can watch the full hour on YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/RCTD1nnimBo
That’s dr Alexander of the Shouldice clinic.
drtowfigh started the topic HerniaTalk **LIVE** Q&A with Dr Andrew Wright 12/22/2020 in the forum Hernia Discussion 1 month ago
Have you wondered how to examine for a hernia in a gorilla 🦍 ?
Well, we have just the hernia surgeon to answer it for you 🤗. Join me this Tuesday on HerniaTalk **LIVE** Q&A with Dr Andrew Wright, surgeon and hernia specialist (typically for humans) at the University of Washington.
Join me Dec 22, 2020 04:30 PM Pacific (GMT -8) register here to…[Read more]
drtowfigh replied to the topic HerniaTalk **LIVE** Q&A with Dr Towfigh 12/15/2020 in the forum Hernia Discussion 1 month ago
Thanks to everyone who joined me tonight on HerniaTalk **LIVE**. Your questions were awesome! As usual, insightful and wide ranging questions. We discussed groin pain, mesh removal, robotic surgery, tissue repairs, mesh complications, athletic pubalgia / sports hernias, and more.
If you missed it, you can watch it on my YouTube channel here:…[Read more]
drtowfigh replied to the topic HerniaTalk **LIVE** Q&A with Dr Payam Vahedifar 12/8/2020 in the forum Hernia Discussion 1 month, 1 week ago
That was a pretty informative session with Dr Vahedifar. We discussed mostly how to manage nerve pain, including discussions about nerve blocks, ablation options, and spinal stimulants. I shared data from our most recent research on outcomes after neurectomy—-hopefully soon to be published. We also discussed the use of PRP and athletic p…[Read more]
drtowfigh started the topic HerniaTalk **LIVE** Q&A with Dr Towfigh 12/15/2020 in the forum Hernia Discussion 1 month, 1 week ago
Our penultimate HerniaTalk LIVE session will be with me, hoping to answer as many of your questions as possible.
This is a Zoom webinar.
When: Dec 15, 2020 04:30 PM Pacific Time (GMT -8)
Topic: HerniaTalk **LIVE** Q&A with Dr Towfigh 12/15/2020
Register in advance for this…[Read more]
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