A 20-year-old male asked:
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rt hernia repair w/suture only in 2012. recurred. surgery tomorrow w/open mesh. could have chosen lap, but didn't. mistake? surgeon is specialist

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Dr. Rafael Lugo
27 years experience General Surgery
Best: I would tell you that open repair is never wrong. Your doctor knows best specially if board certified and experienced. Good luck
Answered on May 9, 2016
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
I don't think: you made a mistake. Hernia recurrence is not that uncommon. If your surgeon is experienced in this area, you should follow his recommendation re: lap v. open operation. Both operations have equivalent long term results.
Answered on May 9, 2016

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