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    Old 09-11-2022, 04:38 PM   #1
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    Thanks for any help, stuck overseas.

    I am in a foreign city that is not known for quality health care.

    I am having problems with a bilateral inguinal hernia one of which becomes incarcerated and blocks movement of gases and food partially in either the bowel or small intestine making it difficult to poop and eat. I have managed to reduce it with a lot of effort of icing and fasting, etc, but it is a royal PITA. This could become strangulated who knows?

    The trip back to the states is a problem due to the possible aggravation of this hernia and I have no real home base there now and the tremendous rising of rent and other prices there. I am thinking maybe I would book a flight to a hernia center, but the question is: which one to choose? For good reasons after a lot of research, I am only interested in open repair with LOCAL anesthetic and I find it hard to find surgeons experienced in local open anesthesia repairs. I have very good clinical reasons for this choice of operation.

    If I have to get the repair done locally, how do I determine if the surgeon/anesthesiologist is capable of doing local anesthesia without complications?

    So far here in this foreign land, I have found one who agreed to do it locally but then said he would "sedate me". So I am thinking he is not being honest about doing it local. Also had an anesthesiologist here lie to me about whether he was experienced in local (he was not).

    Thanks for whatever help you might lend. Sorry to sound so negative but I think it's not that easy to find what I am looking for.

     
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