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After Hernia Surgery Fails What Are My Options
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What cosmetic surgery options are available for scarring/bumps after having a dialysis fistula on your arm?
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
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
Be patient.: Itching is a symptom of healing, so be patient with it. ...Read more
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
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
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
What to do if I am having arthroscopic knee surgery next week, and i'm there be a drain from my knee after surgery?
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
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 ?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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