Aug 08, 2013 - 11:17 am
My urologist is proposing that I have a repair of a small hernia and a partial nepherectomy done at the same time, laparoscopically. A general surgeon would fix the hernia after the urologist is done with the kidney. Met with the general surgeon yesterday, and she did not seem that motivated. For starters, she and her associate could not feel a hernia. She said she would take an exploratory look and do a repair - if she finds a hernia - using mesh instead of suturing. And would not do it laparoscopically. Initially, I thought that; getting both taken care of at the same time was a good idea. Not sure of the impact on recovery. Hernia did not show up on ultrasound or CT scan done in July. But a scan done four years said I had a small inguinal hernia. I started having symptoms in May (a burning sensation in the groin after doing more than two miles on treadmill). Symptoms have been minimal of late. What are your thoughts about having the two procedures done at the same time? Any similar experiences? By the way, the urologist did feel the hernia. He was aggressive in trying to find it. The doctor yesterday was a bit timid.