I would like to keep the conversation going on the topic of parastomal hernias and the repair/success of surgery. I am hoping to get more info from others and restart this important topic. I had my surgery in Hamilton in 2010. My bulge is complicating how well my flange stays attached to my skin, plus it exaggerates my belly. Is your stomach still flat? There have been many advances in surgical procedures, so I am hoping that chances are better nowadays for successful operations. I would prefer to have the repair done at the existing opening, but not laparoscopic. I think open incision gives the surgeon more room to correctly stitch and insert the mesh properly. All the arguments for and against have been heard, and also "best leave it alone", but I want to go ahead and get my stomach gut fixed. I am 75 and too young to look old. Thanks to anyone for comments!