from the menace of life long complications following inguinal hernia repair
surgery with mesh”
is no place to mesh prostheses in inguinal hernia repairs now because no mesh
technique of “Dr.DesardaRepair”
is available with superior results.”
PATIENTS FEED BACK
My Hernia Repair at PoonaHospital
What follows is a brief feed-back about my
recovery after returning to Europe.
Every day after my operation (on December
18) I found noticeable improvements in pain levels and was able to move about
more and more with less pain. I was surprised that on the 5th day of the
operation I was already sitting comfortably in a plane on my way home.
The stitches were taken out
on December 26 - no problems there. I would say that 2 weeks
after the operation I was basically free of anything one could call pain.
However, coughing or certain movements would still occasionally cause a
little pinch. This also went away and by the beginning of the 2nd month after
the operation I noticed absolutely nothing - no matter what I would do.
I am so glad that I made the extra effort to come
to you. I am free of any problems and since there are no artificial materials
used, I know that there never will be any complications later on.
The alternative of a mesh repair - with this
simple piece of cloth made of synthetic material - was for me just not a
satisfactory answer. With your repair I know that there will never be one of
those widely reported nasty surprises that mesh repairs are believed to
sometimes cause (like entrapped nerves, or material failure or fatigue of
some kind or the other).
Also - I have no idea if this is always the case
- but my scar is now mostly invisible. The lower half is still a little pink
and slightly raised - but the upper half has completely disappeared. I still
can't believe how well it all healed. With so little scaring I don't
understand why some patients think complicated operations with endoscope are
even worth considering.
I have noticed that worldwide, the list of
surgeons using your technique is increasing rapidly. For myself, however,
should I ever need a repair on my other side - I will certainly be happy to
see you in Pune again.
I like to thank you and your staff again and wish
you all the best.
Kind regards, from a most grateful patient
From:Mr.Dan [email@example.com] Sent: Monday, February 08, 2010To:Dr.DesardaSubject:Re:FW:GreetingsfromDr. Desarda
Dear Dr Desarda, ThankyoufortheHolidaygreetings!
Sorry it took so long to respond. Finally getting a moment to write you back.
Slowly getting back into the swing of things since my return...and the
holidays were busy. How is everything? I am doing well. Everything seems to
be healing good, little by little. Although the right testicle doesn't quite
hang as low as the left. This must be from the operation on the hydroceole.
Is this the normal result? This was a bit disturbing at first. Although it
feels ok, and is getting better over time. Overall though, all seems to be
well, and I think you did a great job. Thank you for fixing my hernia and
everything else. Mr.DanUSA
To:desardaSent:Friday, August 29, 2008Subject:Saxophone, herniahints.organdbills
Sorry for the delay in replying, I was on holiday with
my family in the USA. I
hope to have a first cut of my web site ( www.herniahints.org ) on-line
I am very happy with the result of my hernia so
far. Coughing is no longer painful. and I feel that I can swim
even better than before. The only question I have is about playing
my saxophone. You assistant said to wait 1 month. It's one
month now - so I tried playing 2 days this week. It was really great to
be able to play again. But afterwards the hernia repair felt a bit sore. It
seems to me (to my surprise) that blowing the saxophone puts more
pressure on the repair than even coughing! So for the moment I have
decided to limit my saxophone playing for a while? What do you
think? How long?
I'd be happy to talk to you. Presently I'm in Las Vegas for a biz convention. Could you
be so kind as to give me a call in 48-72 hrs when I'm back in Los Angeles? Call my
cellphone (310.901.9006) anytime between -10PM (Pacific Standard Time)
this Thursday-Monday, afterwhich a week from today I'll fly to the East Coast
for a few weeks. I can't say enough good about my entire experience going
over to India
for Dr. D's proceedure. I'm doing very well and enjoying life to the fullest.
FYI, I stayed at the PoonaHospital for a week following my proceedure so
therefore had no need to stay in any hotels while in India. All the people I met were
kind and professional, and if you like Indian food as much as I do then
you'll love the hospital food. Talk with you soon Brian.
[firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Monday, April 20, 2009To:MohanDesardaSubject:Moviefromvideos&Mailing
I am doing quite well
and am almost back to my normal physical routeins.
I have put a 30 minute movie together relating to Puna
hospital, your hernia repair, and my experience as a patient. It was made
with Windows Movie Maker (and can be easily shortened or clipped if need
be) and plays with Windows Media Player. I am sending you a copy on 2 DVD's (PAL
& NTSC formats) and a copy on
a USB stick so you can copy it
onto your computer. I am working on finding a way to put it out on
the internet where people can click on a URL and watch it. I'll let you know
when I do.
I just wanted to check to make sure that this is your mailing
address before I mail it. Is this address OK?
From:SalehHaskouri [email@example.com] Sent:
Thanks for the operation. I need to know when I can take a
shower and when I can start exercising. I am due to take the stitches out in
Saleh GULF COUNTRY
From: PkayTo:desardaSent:Wednesday, March 26, 2008Subject:suturesoutDear Dr.
M.P. (second opinion please)
I have had the sutures removed today at my local GP. He feels that
the incision area should not look this red after 16 days (see
attached pics) and he thinks that the wound may be infected,
either at the surface or deeper inside. He has given me a 10 day course
of antibiotics ...Keflex/cephalexin 4 X 500mg per day for 10 days,
and put the six adhesive strips across it, and asked me to see him again in 5
days to have another look at it. I have attached some pics taken close up
about ten minutes ago ...pic number 8513 is the most natural skin color,
it's taken without flash, ...all the others are taken with flash on. In
pic 8513, you may see what looks like some pink/red inflammation extending
out slightly from the lower part of the incision...it is slightly sore to
touch in this area but not painful. It is weeping/leaking slightly, visible
in pic 8513 on the third piece of white strip (third from the top) I
still have the stabbing burning pain when rolling over in bed (left or right)
during the night but the good news is that I believe it is gradually
decreasing. I will send you an update (and more pics) when I have had
5 days of Cephalexin
Your devoted patientStuart:-)
arrived safely and without incident. I've been handling 50 kilo loads without
any adverse events and have been able to do my job fully as a ranch hand here
in Santa Barbara.
I don't recall removing stitches before but the procedure was quick and easy
and there were no problems. incision site seems to be healing rapidly - much
faster than I expected. still enough scar tissue beneath the surface that the
incision site on the right (where you operated) protrudes out more than the
left side where you didn't operate I do feel this scar tissue sometimes when
I move or walk or make contact with that area & the scar tissue is hard
enough that it resists deflection when I push it with my finger there does
not seem to be any sign of inflammation so your decision not to administer
oral antibiotics seems to be right on track I'm glad it worked out that way
in the USA, I didn't realize that you were also going to Japan.
I'm glad that I made the extra effort to travel half way around the world and
I'm grateful that you performed this procedure sincerely
5812 West Camino Cielo RoadSanta Barbara,
"Dear Prof. Dr. Desarda,
I want thank you from bottom of my heart for
sharing your knowledge and wonderful technique with the rest of humanity.
I live in California
and was faced with surgery for inguinal hernia. Being concerned with the
complications associated with the use of mesh, I was looking for a mesh-free
operation. After much research and prayer I came across your tension-free.
mesh-free, recurrence-free technique and learned about the great results your
patients experienced with the Desarda repair. I decided this was the best
option for me. However, due to the pain and discomfort associated with my
hernia, I was not able to travel to India.
Since you have so generously shared your
knowledge in many articles and videos, it was possible for a very caring and
competent surgeon in Fresno, California, to
repair my hernia with your technique. Like most of your patients, I
experienced very little post-operative pain, in fact, I required no pain
medications at all, and began walking shortly after surgery, followed by
quick recovery. The complete account of my experience can be read at www.rapidrecovery.net.
Again, thank you for your generosity and
compassion, and may God bless you and your family for all the good work that
FredAmir, author of Rapid Recovery from Back and Neck
Pain: A Nine-Step Recovery Plan