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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. Brad Goldenberg
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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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Under what condition would hernia surgery not be an options for cirrhosis patient?

Severity of cirrhosi: If the cirrhosis isn't causing many symptoms you should be fine. However if you have large ascites, bleeding problems, infection or other complications most surgeons will be hesitant to operate except in an emergency. ...Read more

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10 yrs ago I had paraesophageal hernia surgery, was told couldn't have it again due to the weak area. I now have a hiatal hernia. what are my options.

10 yrs ago I had paraesophageal hernia surgery, was told couldn't have it again due to the weak area. I now have a hiatal hernia. what are my options.

Trained MIS surgeon: Surgical repair of hiatal hernias is evolving, using minimally invasive surgery (MIS), such as laparoscopic or robotic repair. Use of mesh to strengthen the repair, particularly in redo hiatal surgery is likely to be the repair recommended. Make sure you go to an experienced MIS surgeon. ...Read more

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M31,which is better mesh option for inguinal hernia surgery. Ethicon prolene or Ethicon Ultrapro. Or any other you recommend. Thanks?

M31,which is better mesh option for inguinal hernia surgery. Ethicon prolene or Ethicon Ultrapro. Or any other you recommend. Thanks?

Surgery: Once you and the surgeon have decided that it is necessary to have an operation they will determine the best type of surgery with you including the best mesh option for your particular case. ...Read more

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Is hernia surgery painful?

Is hernia surgery painful?

Yes: Any surgery is painful. The type of surgery and what the surgery is performed for will all influence the amount of pain. Laparoscopic hernia surgery can be less painfull than open hermia surgery. ...Read more

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How can hernia surgery affect me?

How can hernia surgery affect me?

It can relieve pain: It can relieve pain and discomfort. It can prevent obstruction if you have a strangulation. There are different types of hernias. Sometimes in the groin sometimes in the abdomen Sometimes within the abdomen. A lot depends on the type of hernia that you have. If your doctor recommends surgery, it can help make you feel better but it can limit your activities for up to 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about hernia surgery?

Can you tell me about hernia surgery?

Repairs weakness: There are several types of hernia surgery, the most common is inguinal and is best handled as an outpatient with local anesthesia. Here small intestine slides out of the groin or inguinal canal and this opening is closed preventing bowel from sliding out. A ventral hernia is a weakness in the belly wall and usually requires some type of mesh to give the belly wall strength. ...Read more

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Is hernia surgery generally effective?

Yes: Hernia repair is mostly successful, however, recurrences do occur. Keep in mind there are many factors involved: type and size of the hernia, patient factors, surgeon experience, and use of mesh reinforcement. ...Read more

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After hernia surgery, is hardness normal?

After hernia surgery, is hardness normal?

Seroma: That hard lump could just be a benign fluid collection. Just to be on the safe side see your surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining protrudes thru, creating a sac. Organs from within the abdominal cavity, such as the intestine, can protrude thru the hole and get stuck in the sac. Many hernias develop during fetal life and become evident in childhood or as an adult. Some develop following a prior abdominal operation. The cornerstone ...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