Which Surgeon Should You See?
A noticeable bulge in your abdominal region. A burning sensation in the area. Pain in the groin when you use those muscles when you cough, strain or lift. Pain that subsides with rest and comes back with activity. These are the most common symptoms of an inguinal hernia, and since it won’t repair itself on its own, you should see a hernia specialist.
Why a specialist for inguinal hernia repair without mesh? Hernia repair is a common surgery, and many surgeons use mesh, which can cause a plethora of other problems. To avoid these problems, research the benefits of non-mesh repair and choose a surgeon who has decades of experience with no mesh hernia repair techniques.
Dr. William Brown, a leading hernia specialist says his patients already know that they have a hernia and want a non mesh repair or they’ve been suffering with pain for some time and have yet to find a doctor who accurately diagnoses it.
While most inguinal hernias do not pose a serious threat to your health and can be repaired on your schedule, incarcerated intestines (trapped in the hernia) are dangerous and should be quickly repaired. Also, if you have upcoming travel plans to a third-world country, schedule an appointment with a hernia specialist to mitigate the risk of complications while you’re out of the country.
There is more to choosing your surgeon to repair your hernia. Your doctor also should make you feel comfortable from the way he or she explains your condition and repair options to your post-surgery rehabilitation plan. Remember, just because hernia repair is common doesn’t mean it’s common for you. Choose a surgeon who takes time to really hear your concerns and answers your questions.
If you think you may have an inguinal hernia and want to schedule an appointment to get an accurate diagnosis, contact Dr. Brown’s office today.