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After hernia surgery fails what are my options?

After hernia surgery fails what are my options?

Couple options: If no symptoms and relatively small can observe. If associated with symptoms and / or enlarging will require redo operation for recurrence perhaps by new approach e.g. Laparoscopically if it was done open before. ...Read more

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Dr. Howard Schneider
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Hernia Surgery (Definition)

There are a variety or several types of hernias, and many are repaired differently. A hernia is a weakness in the abdominal wall (such as inguinal, umbilical, incisional) or diaphragm (hiatal hernia). Surgery to repair the hernia can involve use of sutures, and possible use of mesh. Open or laparoscopic surgery can be a means to repair hernias, with laparoscopic ...Read more


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What are the next steps after a failed bladder sling surgery?

What are the next steps after a  failed bladder sling surgery?

Further evaluation: Recommend seeing a urogynecologist or a urologist with female reconstructive surgery expertise. You should have a urine test and voiding diary to rule out non-surgical issues. Then cystoscopy and urodynamic testing for further evaluation. Depending on what type of procedure you had in the past, you may or may not be a candidate for a revision +/- new anti-incontinence procedure. ...Read more

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What are cosmetic surgery options for scarring/bumps after having a dialysis fistula on your arm?

What are cosmetic surgery options for scarring/bumps after having a dialysis fistula on your arm?

Scar Revision: Scars can sometimes be improved with the following methods: 1) passage of time; 2) protection from sun; 3) dermabrasion or laser resurfacing; 4) steroid injection; 5) silicone topical therapy; 6) cosmetics (for camouflage); 7) surgical revision. The methods taht will work best for you will depend on factors seen during an exam. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are some other treatment options after having a 3 tympanoplasty operations?

What are some other treatment options after having a 3 tympanoplasty operations?

Depends: If the ear drum perforation is small, an option is observation. The other is a tympanoplasty with a ventilation tube because you may need the flow of air through your ear drum. Finally, possibly having it performed by an otologist/neurotologist whose specialty is just the ear. ...Read more

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Had mesh used for rectocele surgery. The surgery was a failure and my vagina is shorter. What are viable options?

Had mesh used for rectocele surgery.  The surgery was a failure and my  vagina is shorter.  What are viable options?

2nd opinion consult: You need to see a GYN MD who performs several of these types of surgeries/year for a 2nd opinion consultation and examination of the previous rectocele repair. Only then can a determination be made as to the best direction to pursue for revision of the previous repair or not. ...Read more

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What would happen if I had a strabismus surgery and the surgery failed?

What would happen if I had a strabismus surgery and the surgery failed?

Depends: Strabismus surgery is not an exact science. Aligning the eye muscles so that the two eyes are perfectly aligned can be difficult and sometimes impossible. The success of surgery depends on the cause of the strabismus (childhood, trauma, thyroid disease). Sometimes more than one surgery is required. The goal is to have realistic expectations going into surgery. ...Read more

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What are the best exercises after having arthroscopic shoulder surgery?

What are the best exercises after having arthroscopic shoulder surgery?

Depend: That depends on the surgery. That should be discussed with your surgeon who can probably refer you for physical therapy specific to the type of surgery done. ...Read more

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My nana is having hip replacement surgery. What can she expect before and after the surgery?

My nana is having hip replacement surgery. What can she expect before and after the surgery?

Inpatient x 1-2 days: Most hip replacements are still done as inpatient surgery that allows for early/immediate postoperative rehabilitation to allow the more healthy surgical patient get up and move and even perform early assisted ambulation to help alleviate or decrease the risk of postoperative complications (clots, respiratory issues, etc.) A follow-on rehabilitation facility can provide therapy before going home. ...Read more

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What kind of therapy can I do after my umbilcal hernia surgery?

What kind of therapy can I do after my umbilcal hernia surgery?

Defer to Surgeon: It all depends on the type of surgery and the complications, if any, that arise. Due to these common facts, i would defer to the recommendations of the surgeon taking care of you. There will be post operative instructions given to you when you are sent home that will cover this. ...Read more

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I'm having surgery for a hiatal hernia next wk. What should I expect after the operation?

I'm having surgery for a hiatal hernia next wk. What should I expect after the operation?

Bloating: If you are having this done laparoscopically or robotically the incisional pain will improve quickly. Most patients having repair of a large hiatal hernia develop some bloating of their stomachs and some will have difficulty swallowing particularly with solids for several weeks. If you are having a fundoplication this is particularly likely. Once your surgeon allows solids chew well. ...Read more

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What to if I am going to have surgery for hiatal hernia repair. What can I expect after the surgery?

Eat slow: You can expect improvement of your reflux symptoms. You may have some swallowing issues for the first 1-2 weeks so chew food carefully. Some patients stick to a soft diet during the immediate post operative period. ...Read more

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What to do if I am having arthroscopic knee surgery next week, and i'm there be a drain from my knee after surgery?

What to do if I am having arthroscopic knee surgery next week, and i'm there be a drain from my knee after surgery?

The Q. is not clear: With some word(s) missing. Generally no drain is used after an arthroscopic surgery, unless it is an open procedure. ...Read more

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What are the success rates after a double bypass op ? And if unsuccessful why would it fail ?

What are the success rates after a double bypass op ? And if unsuccessful why would it fail ?

Family practice : This must be a question concerning a friend or family member. It does depend on age and other medical conditions. The success rate is fairly high. Most patients do well life style , diet, and exercise are encouraged. No smoking. Lowering high cholesterol and controlling blood pressure. ...Read more

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I have had two identical hernia surgeries is it possible for me to be feeling pain again in the incision 6 to 8 months after the hernia surgery ?

I have had two identical hernia surgeries is it possible for me to be feeling pain again in the incision 6 to 8 months after the hernia surgery ?

Yes: The pain may be due to hernia recurrence, muscle strain, nerve entrapment, seroma (fluid collection) around the mesh if mesh was used, or unrelated, See you surgeon to have it checked. ...Read more

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Had volar Ganglion & operated 1 year before. After surgery my wrist area is still experiencing pain. what should be done ? I don’t want to do surgery

Had volar Ganglion & operated 1 year before. 
After surgery my wrist area is still experiencing pain. what should be done ? I don’t want to do surgery

Options: Consult your surgeon re: possible injection of a steroid mixed with Xylocaine, (lidocaine) a nerve block or possible aspiration of the ganglionl- all viable options depending on the nature of the ganglion. ...Read more

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Why would a surgeon break an ankle and put pins/plates in it? What are methods of surgical pain relief for ankle when key hole surgery has failed?

Why would a surgeon break an ankle and put pins/plates in it? What are methods of surgical pain relief for ankle when key hole surgery has failed?

Ankle surgery: If the ankle joint was injured previously, or if there is severe arthritis in the joint which cause a pseudo fusion, the surgeon may need to "break" the ankle joint to either completely fuse the joint or prepare the joint for an ankle replacement. Pain relief can be obtained with opioid pain medications, rest, ice, and elevation. ...Read more

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Will delaying neck surgery for only pain affect recovery If I do have surgery later? Conservative care has not helped, but don't really want surgery.

Will delaying neck surgery for only pain affect recovery If I do have surgery later?  Conservative care has not helped, but don't really want surgery.

U have a significant: surgical history in your neck with arthritis and DJD. You need to see a specialist to stabilize this before contemplating any more surgery! Surgery is not the answer if you are still having neck problems! It may not even be from your neck? It may be wise to get a 2nd opinion from a neuromusculoskeletal pain specialsit (NMM), or osteopathic physician, a D.O. to evaluate and treat w/o meds.Try it! ...Read more

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What are the common reasons why patients need revision after surgery?

What are the common reasons why patients need revision after surgery?

Many: Poor healing of the repair, infection, re-injury, patients not following post-op instructions, the need to stage the surgery into multiple parts to name a few. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Hernia Repair (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall through which the lining of the abdominal cavity protrudes, creating a sac. Hernias are common in the groin, belly button, upper-midline, or associated w/scars. The exact method of repair varies w/the type & size of the hernia as well as patient-factors, however, the basic principle is the same: close the hole, often ...Read more


Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

The ascendence of the gastroesophageal junction into the chest above the diaphragm through the ...Read more