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how do you treat a parastomal hernia?

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Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Surgery: The only treatment for a parastomal hernia is a surgical procedure. There are many techniques, and these tend to be difficult to repair. Probably the "best" method is called the Sugarbaker technique. The stoma is commonly moved to another site, but this usually causes a new hernia, and a hernia at the old site. Make sure the surgeon has ample experience with these hernias before proceeding.
Answered on Feb 14, 2015
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Dr. Todd Campbell
21 years experience General Surgery
Mesh: The hernia is repair with mesh with the stoma staying in place. The stoma sometimes has to be moved but this is not the optimal treatment.
Answered on Nov 18, 2015

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