I had the surgery 24 months before my prostrate surgey. My surgeon didn't hesitate. He just made his cut right above the previous one and went under the mesh.
There is another member here that had em both done at the same time..My hat still goes off to him.
Just another hernia story.
I had my mesh repair in 2001 and my robotic prostatectomy in 2007. I did tell my doctor about the hernia repair during the pre-op discussions, and I'm sure he couldn't have possibly missed the cute scar . The prostate surgery went off without a hitch. I don't remember any scans or anything prior to surgery, but I suppose they could have done anything to me while I was under.
I guess it would be of concern if the location of the patch would interfere with the surgery. Otherwise, my doctor didn't seem at all concerned about the hernia patch.
Post Edited (mr bill) : 7/30/2012 6:40:05 AM (GMT-6)