parastomal hernia help

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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 5/4/2007 3:37 AM (GMT -7)   
I am new and need help
I have had an ileostomy since 1985 and had a mess of problems
Then I went to a Mayo trained doctor in 1988 for two surgeries
I have been fine since 1988 until recently
I got sick in October
I was told I had a parastomal hernia of the emergency type
I had surgery
The next day it strangulated
My surgeon said it was my fault
I have had pain since then
I kept telling him I did not think it was fixed
I have had some barium studies that say I have no hernia
The last time I went to him he said that I had a hernia again
I will have another study next week
Does anyone know of a really good surgeon who deals with parastomal hernias
I went 1,000 miles to have the 1988 guy operate
I would like to not have to do that again in case of follow up problems with the hernia
But...where are the really good parastomal hernia surgeons to be found
Does anyone know?
My name for this forum is doctor because I need a doctor

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   Posted 5/4/2007 8:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi doctor

Did the surgeon say WHY it was your fault?

I'm not in the US but if you tell us whereabouts you are, someone may be able to recommend a good surgeon near you.

Good luck.

I have had an ileostomy for 31 years now due to UC.
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 4
   Posted 5/5/2007 6:51 AM (GMT -7)   
I am not sure why he blames me
I need to go to someone in the Philadelphia area
who has a lot of experience with parastomal hernias
and other ileostomy surgeries
i call myself doctor because io need a doctor
i am not a doctor myseelf
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