Desarda Repairs

Desarda Repairs

Joined: May 9th, 2017, 5:48 pm

May 9th, 2017, 6:13 pm #1

Hi,

I'm a 31 year old male from California that was recently diagnosed with a right inguinal hernia that is pretty small, 1.3 cm according to my ultrasound report. For the most part it's asymptomatic and reducible, I can barely notice a bulge. Anyways I wanted to see if there's anyone that's had a Desarda repair with either Dr. Tomas in Fort Myers, FL or Dr. Burns in Newport Beach, CA in recent years?

I've seen maybe 1-3 posts on the site of people that had a good experience with Dr. Tomas, but those posts were from 2013 - 2014.
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Mike
Mike

February 21st, 2018, 5:19 pm #2

Hi, I had bi-lateral hernia repairs with Desarda technique by Dr. Tomas 4 years ago, my hernias have now recurred and I will be getting them repaired again soon at North Penn Hernia Institute.
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Dr. Goodyear
Dr. Goodyear

February 28th, 2018, 7:19 pm #3

Hi,

I'm a 31 year old male from California that was recently diagnosed with a right inguinal hernia that is pretty small, 1.3 cm according to my ultrasound report. For the most part it's asymptomatic and reducible, I can barely notice a bulge. Anyways I wanted to see if there's anyone that's had a Desarda repair with either Dr. Tomas in Fort Myers, FL or Dr. Burns in Newport Beach, CA in recent years?

I've seen maybe 1-3 posts on the site of people that had a good experience with Dr. Tomas, but those posts were from 2013 - 2014.
Desarda repairs may be associated with a higher recurrence rate with need for repeat surgery. Mesh Repairs, in the hands of skilled and knowledgeable Hernia Specialists offers a safe and more effective alternative, and is well suited for repair of recurrent hernias following failed Desarda repairs.


Tension Free Method at North Penn Hernia Institute

http://www.nphernia.com/technique.html
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LivingInKY
LivingInKY

March 6th, 2018, 3:32 pm #4

Hi,

I'm a 31 year old male from California that was recently diagnosed with a right inguinal hernia that is pretty small, 1.3 cm according to my ultrasound report. For the most part it's asymptomatic and reducible, I can barely notice a bulge. Anyways I wanted to see if there's anyone that's had a Desarda repair with either Dr. Tomas in Fort Myers, FL or Dr. Burns in Newport Beach, CA in recent years?

I've seen maybe 1-3 posts on the site of people that had a good experience with Dr. Tomas, but those posts were from 2013 - 2014.
In 2014 I had right IH and slowly from nowhere it grew to be a bulge on right side. It was painful during long drives and during bowel movements. Sometimes I even had to hold the area while sitting on toilet seat.

I assumed that Dr. Tomas was the guy to visit and even fixed an appointment with him for surgery since inserting an alien object such as a mesh did not appeal to me. But with good discussions on this forum, talking with Dr. Goodyear on phone I changed my mind and flew to NPHI - all the way from KY to PA to get surgery done by Dr. G.

It is now almost 4 years and I do not even feel the mesh or anything. All functions are normal. The best decision I made was to see Dr. G. He is the one to go to if you want happy results and feel relaxed.

Don't believe all the stories on internet about reaction of mesh. Yes there are some but a majority like me is happy. BTW even with mesh surgery you will *not* become a superman after surgery. You will become normal and can function well but if you want to lift the mountains and swim the Atlantic all the way to Brazil, the mesh will hold the side but the other side will develop hernia. Do not ask me what happens if both sides are repaired with mesh. So caution is the key. per Dr. Goodyear the mesh is 8x stronger than the tissue.

Be well.
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RFE
RFE

May 7th, 2018, 5:32 pm #5

Hi,

I'm a 31 year old male from California that was recently diagnosed with a right inguinal hernia that is pretty small, 1.3 cm according to my ultrasound report. For the most part it's asymptomatic and reducible, I can barely notice a bulge. Anyways I wanted to see if there's anyone that's had a Desarda repair with either Dr. Tomas in Fort Myers, FL or Dr. Burns in Newport Beach, CA in recent years?

I've seen maybe 1-3 posts on the site of people that had a good experience with Dr. Tomas, but those posts were from 2013 - 2014.
I had left inguinal repaired in 2010 and right inguinal repaired in 2016. Dr. Goodyear warned me in 2010 that I would likely have the right side herniated at some point in the future due to genetics and my lifestyle. Both times I drove to and from South Carolina to have Dr. Goodyear do the surgery. It was a better experience than I would have imagined. On both occasions, after a rest and ice pack at the motel, I was out walking in the park and feeling very well. I had no problems driving myself back to SC in a few days after the surgery. I'm very physically active and have had no limitations or discomfort related to my hernia surgeries. The staff at North Penn were great and Dr. Goodyear is among the best in the world. It's all he has done for over 30 years. Lansdale is a nice little town, with accommodations near the hospital or surgery center.

This was just my personal experience. I acknowledge that everyone is different and may have varying results from the surgery. Everyone should make the choice that they consider as best for themselves and their personal beliefs. Not having surgery is also an option.
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Joined: May 16th, 2018, 12:53 pm

May 16th, 2018, 1:00 pm #6

>> @RFE:  Not having surgery is also an option.

LMAO. Yes I tried this option for two months and it sucked and I thought I can manage!! I stopped even lifting a milk gallon can and tried to "repair" the hernia. LOL and finally decided that I would not want to live with that pain. I also tried You-Tube videos doing some exercises which were claimed as "fix-it-Frizzles" for hernia.  Nothing worked and the hernia worsened actually. May be for some people it worked but not for me.

My dad had IH and died with it and my brother had it too.  Since it is genetic, there was no use going for Desarda stuff.  After I had surgery my brother had surgery on both sides and is well now.  He too suffered for over 10 years before going for surgery. I waited 4 years before the bulge developed, ignoring what my PCP said as "watch and be careful." My thinking was like, "I am so active guy and it does not apply to me." :-)

BTW. RFE how have you been? All well? Long time no see. :-)
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