A 56-year-old male asked:
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one side inguinal hernia the size of an apple, non-reduceable, what is best for me? mesh no mesh, lapro, open, should rice, suggest other? which anesthesia? thanks

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: These are all wonderful topics that you should discuss with your doctor and/or surgeon. They should be more than happy to discuss these topics with you.
Answered on Oct 12, 2012
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Depends: It depends on many factors including your weight, motivation for local anesthesia, and hernia details. Sounds like it will be difficult under local because it is not reducible. Choice between lap and open is up to you, but most surgeons don't do lap, or have little experience with lap.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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Dr. Richard Pollard
29 years experience Anesthesiology
Talk to MD: Some hernias can be repaired by an open technique using light sedation. If the surgeon believe that mesh is best then they will use a general anesthetic. The surgeon and you ned to make a plan for your particular problem.
Answered on Apr 24, 2015

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