pamela

Hialeah, FL

#650 Jan 2, 2013
My brother is about to go into Inguinal Hernia surgery in january 21st we were recommended to go to Doctor Robert D Rehnke in Florida has anybody had a surgery with him or know anybody that has?
We have never gone to the doctor or seen one in the states and we are trying to make sure we have the right person doing the surgery.
The size of the hernia has grown to the size of a mandarine _ a bit smaller.
Also we are requesting to have the Tiger matrix mesh - anybody had positive results with this - please send us your comments... much appreciated
bob Wallace

Annandale, VA

#651 Jan 2, 2013
I had my first Laproscopic hernia repair on 30 Nov in Arlington VA. It was a 6 cent. tear repaired by a surgeon that was recommended to me by a nurse anethisis that grew up in the neighborhood.
No pain no percaset and got any restrictions lifted 5 days after surgery.
I DID NOT TAKE any chances and have held my lifting to 20 ponds each hand.
Question for the group?
Should I do physical therapy to build strength in the adominal wall? This was the 3rd hernia in two years. Any therapist or trainer out there that work these kind of problems.
My heart goes out to the people with pain problems. I am just glad I did not have resond with a tail of woe.
If anyone wants a recommendation in the Washington Metro area, home of the Fiscal Cliff, contact off list.
mary

Kennewick, WA

#652 Jan 2, 2013
Im having trouble with a hernia,to the left of my belly button.didnt knowi even had it till about 4 weeks ago. I had pains there for about a yr but thought it was my cyst on my overies.i ended up in the e.r with bad pains becouse i guess it got stuck in the hole and blocked my bowels it was the worst pain ever! I seen a surgian and am going to have laproscopy surgery he said and he said it only takes an hr and he would put a mesh in me so it couldnt come out again. Should i worry about the mesh?also myhernia is hard like a hard ball fits in my hand ,ive been trying to push it back in but wont go in.ive heard if it gets stuck out thats not good! Im kinda chubby so i cant tell.

Since: Jan 13

New York, NY

#653 Jan 15, 2013
Has anyone had non-mesh surgery? If so, where? With whom? Would they recommend? Thanks.
mary

Kennewick, WA

#654 Jan 26, 2013
Having surgery monday the 28 th. Im scared! I have asthma and sleep apnea and anxiody,im scared of the anastecia,im scrared my hert will stop or my lungs. Should i be worried?
George Russo

Largo, FL

#655 Feb 4, 2013
DR JONATHAN YUNIS!!! Best MD for Hernias in the U.S.. I just had Laproscopic Inguinal rpaired on 1/30/13.. Best staff, NO BRUISING whatsoever.. i am on my 5th day and feel GREAT!
Tabularasaman

Round Lake, IL

#656 Feb 5, 2013
I had a radical prostate surgery with the Divinchi. After, I got a belly button and inginal hernia under the cuts from the Divinchi. The surgeon sent me to someone else for the repair, who for 1/10 of the time, quoted me twice as much for his services, as the Prostate surgeon charged.

Has anyone had this situation. Shouldnt the original surgeon, which the second surgeon told me was involved as they were caused by the cuts, be 'more involved'. Isnt he responcible in some way? Thanks folks.
Bill G

Carmel, CA

#657 Feb 10, 2013
David Skipp wrote:
I recently had a hernia repair lapascopically. The surgeon clipped an artery with the tricor and I had a large hematoma in my stomach. I did not have to have a blood transfusion but came close. I had extensive bruising of my testicles as well as the lower part of my body. I was not able to sit down for a week and took painkillers once every four hours. The bruising and swelling was very painful and extensive. It has taken me three weeks to recover.
Had laproscopic hernia 3 weeks ago. Knew within 2 days it was a failure but it took ten days to get surgeon to see me and confirm it true. Now prepping for new old style slice surgery . My discomfort now is in scrotum sac and some burning hot coal like feel in leg. Actually considering to skip more surgery and live with hernia. Any similar with advice
Becca M

Tempe, AZ

#658 Feb 18, 2013
Phoenix wrote:
Does anyone know of a surgeon in the Phoenix area who is good at diagnosing / fixing previous hernia repairs? I had lap with mesh and Protack and have had various problems that started days after surgery. The surgeon keeps saying its normal and to give it more time. That's odd. Before surgery he said I would be back to normal in a couple of weeks. It's been months.
Thanks.
Did you get any response to this? I am in need of having a previously repaired hernia, repaired for the 3rd time.
chris

Fayetteville, PA

#659 Feb 19, 2013
i had left inguinal hernia lap. surgery in may of 2012 and had left tesitcle pain ever since, varying amounts of pain, not debilatating. since Nov. 2012 started getting a vibrating sensation in my groin, progressed to back of legs and toes, and now vibration and tingly sensation in groin legs and feet, nervy pain in the back of the upper legs, and tingly sensation in midsection and arms.

have been suspecting that it could be related to the surgery for some time but explored other possibilities and all tests have been neg.

has anyone else had these types of symptoms and had it confirmed that it was related to surgery?

thanks!
Kelvin

Ho Man Tin, Hong Kong

#660 Feb 27, 2013
Tracy wrote:
<quoted text>
I work on these cases at least once a month as a Therapist
Find a very good massage therapist who can work on your IllioPsoas muscles and associated pelvic muscles. I recommend a Chiropractor well versed in Applied Kinesiology.
Tracy, where are you located? I would love to speak to you. I have a very tight psoas since my surgery 6 years ago and I have problems sitting for too long. It gives me a terrible backache.
RAL

Kissimmee, FL

#661 Mar 7, 2013
Barbara wrote:
Thanks Shel. I see those sites, but am trying to find an actual person who has had mesh removed. You never know who is posting on the Internet!
Barbara have you been able to find any more info on Dr Ramshaw?
Has anyone gone to the Shouldice Hosp. in Canada and a no mesh open repair? If so what your thoughts?
George E

Paramount, CA

#662 Mar 16, 2013
I had a bilateral inguinal laparoscopic surgery with mesh on 1-8-2013 and have been in pain ever since , when I lay down pain goes away, it comes back after standing or moving a certain away.sometimes I have a sharp pain on both side. It gets to the point where my lower abdomin starts to feel a lot if pressure. Has any one had mesh removed ? Any one feel free to contact me, just want some one to be able to talk to. Thanks raidernation07es@yahoo.con
George e

Modesto, CA

#664 Mar 17, 2013
George E wrote:
I had a bilateral inguinal laparoscopic surgery with mesh on 1-8-2013 and have been in pain ever since , when I lay down pain goes away, it comes back after standing or moving a certain away.sometimes I have a sharp pain on both side. It gets to the point where my lower abdomin starts to feel a lot if pressure. Has any one had mesh removed ? Any one feel free to contact me, just want some one to be able to talk to. Thanks raidernation07es@yahoo.con
My email is raidernation07es@yahoo.com
Tysworld

United States

#665 Mar 18, 2013
I had first hernia stitched in 2006 and had 2nd hernia in 2012 during surgery he found two holes and inserted the mesh. After surgery there was a painful dimple which I was told should be ok after recovery during post op check up there was no relief so he administered a painful steroid injection that seemed to losen the dimple but continued to feel pain when sitting or lifting or after eating now I'm told there "may " be nerve damage and I'm scheduled for surgery 3/21/13....so nervous any words?
Tysworld

United States

#666 Mar 18, 2013
[Tysworld | 1 min agoI had first hernia stitched in 2006 and had 2nd hernia in 2012 during surgery he found two holes and inserted the mesh. After surgery there was a painful dimple which I was told should be ok after recovery during post op check up there was no relief so he administered a painful steroid injection that seemed to losen the dimple but continued to feel pain when sitting or lifting or after eating now I'm told there "may " be nerve damage and I'm scheduled for surgery 3/21/13....so nervous any words?
CathyRN

New Albany, IN

#667 Mar 18, 2013
He did not say whether he had a laparoscopic repair or an abdominal (herniorapphy or hernioplasty) repair. It sounds to me from his comments on pain from the surgery, that he had an actual abdominal incision. This would definitely require he not lift over 10 lbs. PLUS, it is a common 'standard of care' post op instruction not to lift over 10 lbs. for 6 weeks for any hernia repair. The type of muscles in the abdominal area are called 'skeletal' muscles. Skeletal muscles are striated (have stripes) which can separate thus causing the hernia. It would be a disservice to the patient to not follow the 'standard of care' post op recommendations by the A.C.S.(American College of Surgeons) & a deviation of 'standard of care' by the surgeon to not follow these guidelines. It has been proven statistically that by not following these post op guidelines the chance of recurrence is much greater & the success rate lowers for a second repair. Also, your success rate for laparoscopic hernia repair INCREASES by using a surgeon who has a high experience rate in this type of surgery.

Since: Mar 13

United States

#668 Mar 20, 2013
CathyRN wrote:
He did not say whether he had a laparoscopic repair or an abdominal (herniorapphy or hernioplasty) repair. It sounds to me from his comments on pain from the surgery, that he had an actual abdominal incision. This would definitely require he not lift over 10 lbs. PLUS, it is a common 'standard of care' post op instruction not to lift over 10 lbs. for 6 weeks for any hernia repair. The type of muscles in the abdominal area are called 'skeletal' muscles. Skeletal muscles are striated (have stripes) which can separate thus causing the hernia. It would be a disservice to the patient to not follow the 'standard of care' post op recommendations by the A.C.S.(American College of Surgeons) & a deviation of 'standard of care' by the surgeon to not follow these guidelines. It has been proven statistically that by not following these post op guidelines the chance of recurrence is much greater & the success rate lowers for a second repair. Also, your success rate for laparoscopic hernia repair INCREASES by using a surgeon who has a high experience rate in this type of surgery.
it was laparoscopic and I follow instruction and was on bed rest for weeks. The dr admits that he screwed the rivet in too tight and may caused neve damage

Since: Mar 13

United States

#669 Mar 20, 2013
tysworld wrote:
<quoted text> it was laparoscopic and I follow instruction and was on bed rest for weeks. The dr admits that he screwed the rivet in too tight and may caused neve damage
a laparoscopic mesh implant the hernia was above my navel two months after surgery I'm returning again
matt espinoza

Kansas City, MO

#670 Mar 21, 2013
I had a left lower inguanal hernia sergery 20 years ago (laparoscopy repair ). Istill to this day have pain from this sergery. I caught infection from the mesh so doc went in and supposedly removed mesh and performed what he call a conventional repair. From this day on I have pain and numbness in my left thigh. I also have had 2 differnt sergerys to have suchers rust were left in me from the original sergery. Both sergerys I had lumps appeaar below the 6 inch scar. The lumps were caused by staff infections. I currentlyhave a 28% whole bodily disability from this state of art hernia repair that claims less pain quicker recovery small scars. Like to hear how you feel today have you gain progress of less pain.

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