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Are there ANY successful hernia operations?

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Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:05 am
Having an enormous hernia following a urostomy about three years ago, I am due to go back in to hospital in some four to six weeks time to have it "corrected" using the mesh method.

However, reading a number of blogs on this forum, I am beginning to wonder if it's worth while, since the majority of reports are negative, it would seem.

Although I have genuine sympathy with those who have reported failures or frequent repeat operations, I would love to hear from anybody who has had a successful hernia fix. Come on, there must be at least one of you.

NB. I live in France, but have been considering going back to England to a hernia specialist hospital and wonder if that would be worthwhile. That particular clinic, on their web site, say that the stay in hospital would be only a few days, whilst my French surgeon indicates that it would require a "good week". What is your experience? Whilst the operation would be free in France, the English clinic has not replied to my query as to the cost for having it done privately. Anybody in UK any idea?

(I was due to have the operation in June, but it had to be postponed because on the evening before the operation, it was found that I had phlebitis and they would not operate for at least three months, after appropriate corrective treatment.)
Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:33 pm
I have had at least 5 para stomal hernia repairs and all have been successful. I have a Kock (continent) ileostomy and had trouble with hernias the first few years i had the surgery. One repair was with mesh. i am fine now. i wish you the best of luck with your repair.
Mon Oct 24, 2011 3:59 pm
i have had 2 hernia repairs both good and with mesh the first one was back in1998 i had one 3 months after i got my colostomy and had it fixed so far no problems with those i have a parastoma hernia they dont want to mess with unless they have to
Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:34 am
Thanks to my American cousins for the two encouraging replies - but may I ask a further question?

If the hernia repairs have been successful, why did you need  more than one? Am I missing something?
Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:43 am
I had post Op Incisional hernia --nothing to do with stoma !! Had it fixed about 18 months ago . My original Urostomy surgeon did it for me . They cut open the old original scar line , meshed it , gave me a tummy tuck at same time & tidied up old original scar line !!Only took a couple of weeks to heal, had 27 staples holding it together. In hosp 1 week & 3 days after I got home , District nurse came to my house & removed staples . No problems , been perfect since. Hernia was like Football on belly--best thing I ever had done .
Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:16 pm
I was born with a double Hernia fifty years ago and had corretions at age one and two and have lived a very active life with lots of physical activity working in the logging industery and mining industery I hope my Illiostomy reversal this week is just as sucsesfull
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