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What is the best surgery for hernia?

Apr 2013
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Last week i had a catscan the results came back that i have a rare hernia called mogagni hernia so i have to see a specialist november 19 2013, what kinds of things do you think he will be discussing with me surgery? f so what kind of surgery and whats the recovery time i would appreciate any imput you have in this case thankyou sincerly XXXX
Posted Fri, 29 Nov 2013 in Abdominal Pain
Answered by Dr. Ivan R. Rommstein 3 hours later
Brief Answer: Hi and welcome to XXXXXXX Detailed Answer: Morgagni hernia is not rare in children,but it is very rare in adults,especially as asymptomatic hernias. This is protrusion of abdominal organs through defect in anterior diaphragmatic muscle. Since it usually causes respiratory difficulties,it is in most cases diagnosed and repaired in early childhood but sometimes as in your case it can be found in adults. You ll probably see a surgeon since this is primary surgical problem. There are still controversies about the treatment. some authors suggest surgical repair in all diagnosed patients and some suggest just in those who have symptoms such as pain,breathing problems or digestion problems. However,today, surgical repair can be done laparoscopically in many institutions and it has great outcome,short hospital stay and minimal morbidity and complication risk. Usually full recovery lasts for 5-6 weeks and patients are discharged from hospital within 10 days. So,surgery is not simple but risk of serious complications is very low. Now,it depends up to you will you or not accept surgical procedure. If you have symptoms I definitely suggest surgery. It will not just make you feel better immidiately but also it will prevent future risks such as strangulation,bowel obstruction and lung compression. In these cases you ll need emergent surgery which is always much more complicated then those which are done when you are prepared. Of course,there are tests which evaluate hernia size,risk of strangulation and other features which can make your decision easier. I am sure you ll find the best solution in consultation with your doctor. WIsh you good health. Feel free to ask. Regards
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