I am going to have a hernia operation next month. My doctor said that there are multiple bowels coming through the muscle & he will have to carefully remove each one & then come in with a piece of plastic instead of mesh because the hernia will end up coming back. He will then reroute my colon. He sent me to talk with their colon doctor to see about reversal of my stoma but I had already been told by 2 other doctors it could not, I have a fistula between the rectum & vagina. The doc he sent me to pretty much said he can repair the fistula but it would take several operations & I would have to keep my colostomy until it heals but there is still no guarante that the fistula won't open back up & then I would be back where I started but with more money, time & pain involved so no, I wasn't interested in it. My hernia doc was in hopes I would go that route because it would make his job easier. Robotic surgery is they way he will perform the surgery, 2 holes on each side.
I am looking for someone who may have gone through this type surgery. How long was recovery & what was the pain level like?