HERNIA SURGERY EXPERIENCES

WHERE HERNIA SURGERY PATIENTS LEARN FROM OTHER HERNIA SURGERY PATIENTS THROUGH THEIR EXPERIENCES. A SITE FOR PATIENTS WHO HAVE HAD OR GOING TO HAVE HERNIA SURGERY AND WHO HAVE QUESTIONS AS TO SURGICAL TECHNIQUE, RECOVERY TIMES, PAIN AND GENERALLY WHAT TO EXPECT AS TOLD BY PEOPLE WHO SHARE THE SITE.       TENSION FREE
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Hernia surgery is performed two or three times more than any other surgical procedure and many people have lots of pre and post questions. This is the place to obtain information about hernias and surgery. Basically, this site is devoted to hernia surgical patients for hernia surgical patients. It's a win....win situation. It has been very successful for over a decade. You may ask others regarding inguinal, femoral, hiatal, umbilical, ventral, incisional, direct and indirect hernias. Doctor comments are always welcome and encouraged. ( You may identify yourself as a physician, but no names, please.). All patients should consult a physician as this site is an adjunct to a good physician's care.

The Hernia Experiences Surgery site is an outgrowth of the original Hernia Experiences site where there were thousands of guestbook entries. Unfortunately, because Hernia Experiences was one of the first medical self help sites (1996) on the internet there have been many changes due to the character of the internet itself when everything was free. We have lost thousands of guestbook entries on this site and the Hernia Experiences site due to guestbook operators going out of business and consolidation. Some questbooks are still operational and you might want to tell of your experience below in the guestbooks, however, for feedback you MUST use the Hernia Surgery Discussion Board link (three lines below). The experiences posted on the Hernia Surgery Discussion Board will fall off after time and are not archieved. Guestbook entries should last longer, if you wish to only tell your experience and not ask a question (no feedback from questbook). The Hernia Surgery Discussion Board (bbs) below is the most popular hernia board on the internet.

Hernia Surgery Discussion Board

This is a REAL life experience educational site and has helped hernia patients worldwide. Beware of commercial physician sites and boards where there may be biases in techniques, etc. Until this site was established, there were only two very brief personal hernia surgery experiences on the internet in circa 1996-1997 along with only a handful of hernia physician sites.

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 Physicians (surgeons) by state

If you live in New York State, please go to the Center for Medical Consumers site to get information on the volume of hernia surgery performed in New York State by doctor, hospital and location. This is very valuable information for those on the east coast who either live in the New York State area, or wish to travel to New York for surgery. This is not only for hernia surgery, but for ALL types of surgery.

The American Medical Association (AMA) has a good information page called "The Causes and Surgical Treatment of Abdominal Hernia" that will answer many questions for hernia sufferers. Another comprehensive hernia site The British Hernia Centre, defines various techniques and nomenclature regarding hernias. It is a well documented site with lots of information. If you are educating yourself as to types of hernias and their location on the body, the following Shouldice Hospital link will be very explicit ... demo. To search recent literature where one might find some information on hernias or any other condition or disease, see the U.S.National Library of Medicine Again, for those that have the desire to search recent literature, the National Institutes of Health may be a good source of information. There are numerous COMMERCIAL physician sites on the internet some of which are informative and others are mainly advertisements to attract your business.

 

A relative new study regarding hernia repair comparing mesh vs. non-mesh.

As reported in the NY Times on August 15, 2000. Using mesh to repair hernias that result from surgery is more effective than repairing them with stitches, according to a Dutch study published last week in The New England Journal of Medicine. Incisional hernias, as such wounds are called, are common complications of abdominal surgery. The traditional repair has involved stitching the hole; more recently surgeons have implanted a mesh that allows new flesh and scar tissue to close the gap. Both methods have fairly high rates of recurrence, with conflicting reports on which one works better. The researchers, from University Hospital in Amsterdam, organized a study that ran from 1992 to 1998 at a number of medical centers in which 200 patients in need of such surgery were randomly assigned to sutures or mesh. In the three years after the surgery, 48 percent of the suture group had hernia recurrences while only 24 percent of the mesh group did. The researchers speculated that stitching could subject the surrounding tissue to excessive tension.

Remember, this study is only for incisional hernias.

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