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I just had surgery 6 weeks ago at Mayo's for a parastomal hernia as well as a midline one - so 2 at once. It had to be open and I had a 10" incision. I had previous hernia surgery by a local surgeon in the midline area and there was existing mesh she had to contend with so maybe that is why it couldn't be done laproscopic. 

She performed lapro surgery when diverting from using my j-pouch to a permanent ileostomy 4 years ago. 6 months later she removed my j-pouch and that had to be open.  I don't know if I can help you but if you have any questions please ask.

Thanks for the info. Sounds like it was more recovery time. Mine will be laparoscopic but in hospital 3 days. Did you have any obstructions because of the hernia? Mine caused one about a month ago. That was my first block since having pouch removal and perm ostomy 4 yrs ago.  My surgeon also booked me for a special CT to detect scar tissue. 

My surgery was on a Friday and then  sent me home Sunday so I bet they will release you sooner. As soon as I could walk the halls and eat the resident sent me home. I was real groggy all day Monday and went to a local hospital with the post op ileus. I was in there 3 days. She worked 4 out of 7 hours during the surgery on my adhesions.

I had a few partial obstructions but never one like my ileus above. 

I hope all goes well!  Let me know how it goes.

Hi there! Sorry so long for reply. I had the surgery Jan 8th but unable to do laparoscopic or mesh do to scar tissue. Hernia is back ugh and worse. Saw surgeon and trying another with just mesh on top. She said could go 50/50. The only other is moving stoma to the other side which is much more major surgery she said. How are you doing and have you had many hernias and know anything about changing to the other side? Hope you’re doing well.  Lynn

Sorry Frosty, I just noticed your post. Maybe you need a second opinion. Good doctors do not care if you get one. I had my surgery at Mayo's by the surgeon that removed my j-pouch. She had to go through mesh and scar tissue/adhesions of which she worked on. She worked longer on my adhesions than she did on the  hernias. I bet she is tired if seeing my guts! 4th surgery she's done.

I wouldn't want to move my ileo to the other side either 😣 I am so sorry you are going through this. Does your ileo get larger too? I really had a difficult time keeping an appliance on as it stretched in a wierd way. I feel for you as it didn't last long.......


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