I am diagnosed with inguinal hernia on left side. Who will be the right specialist to see about it? Is it a urologist?
A surgeon rather. A general surgeon would better assess you / operate on you, they deal with this problem more than urologists, best wishes.
12 weeks since dual inguinal hernia op. 1 testicle still enlarged & sore. Urologist says it will eventually subside. Pls advise?
Swollen testicle. The urologist is right the swelling is because that part of your body is beyond the surgical site the usual drainage is disrupted. Remember this all hangs down when u stand up give it time. Read more...
How might treating a recurrent inguinal hernia differ from treating a first hernia? Are there specialist for treating recurrent hernias?
Alternate approach. Any hernia can recur. Open and laparoscopic repairs of groin hernias have about a 1% recurrence rate, and umbilical hernia with graft supplement have about a 0.3% rate. Now, in groin hernias, when recurrent , if done open the first time, a laparoscopic approach is preferred in the rerepair, and vice-versa.There are surgeons who have more experience with complex and recurrent hernias. Good luck. Read more...