Can a colorectal surgeon fix an inguinal hernia?

Depends. Many times surgeons limit the scope of their practice. They are trained to do so as general surgeons, but if after specializing in colorectal surgery, they may not have done that type of surgery recently.
Depends. Many times surgeons limit the scope of their practice. They would have been trained to fix them, but may not feel they should, if they had not done that type of surgery recently.

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How to find an inguinal hernia surgeon who allows me to continue aspirin? I have stents, and my cardiologist is adamant that I continue my aspirin.

Not a problem. It shouldn't be a problem - most surgeons will allow you to continue Aspirin - if yours won't after you've asked him/her specifically about it, choose another surgeon. Read more...
Get new cardiologist. Easier then finding surgeon to operate on a patient who can easly bleed after surgery and then blame the surgeon. Read more...

What are the challenges a surgeon faces when repairing a recurrent inguinal hernia? I'm worried that I may have a recurrence?

Scarring from . Previous surgery makes operation more technically difficult, and injury to nerves, testicle, and another recurrence is higher. But it is still a safe operation, so, if you have a symptomatic recurrent inguinal hernia, you should proceed with surgical repair. Read more...
Scar tissue . Hernia repair may recur. Smoking, weight gain and time among other thing may lead to break down of repair. For the surgeon to re-repair the scar tissue prevents the ability to see the tiisie plains. But the outcome is still good and better than living with a painful hernia. See a board certified surgeon. Be well. Read more...
Reoperation. Reoperation is generally more difficult because of scar tissue making it more difficult identify separate anatomical structures that are often stuck together with variable intensity. A redo inguinal hernia repair should generally be done utilizing a different strategy and approach than the first time that didn't work. Hope that makes sense, and helps. Read more...

I have an inguinal hernia, I also have a medtronic heart pacemaker for an irregular heart beat. My surgeon said I can't have it removed, is that right?

Just because. You have a pacemaker does not mean you cannot have hernia surgery. But i would need much more information on your heart function, ischemia or not & medications. Your cardiologist can review your heart status & risks for surgery & convey that information to your surgeon to better assess your surgical & anesthesia risks for hernia surgery. Read more...
Why would you -- Why would you want to remove what? The pacemaker or the hernia? The hernia can certainly be repaired without harming your pacemaker --. Read more...