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Posted: 1/18/2012 10:07:04 PM
good luck buddy, get them done at same time, limit your risk of anesthesia and any hospital mishap... you will be fine
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Posted: 1/19/2012 8:29:27 AM
both at once...
     *big cost is use of the surgery center.....starting at 5K or so.....so of course 2 surgeries recommended

Anyone with no insurance and need hernia surgery?....

Just had mine done last June in Thailand....(indirect inguinal)....in Chiang Mai.....at Chiang Mai Ram Hospital

YES...air is $1000 +......
but for (more than you need) pre-surgery stuff...consultation + blood work + X-Rays
   
plus surgeon/anesthesiologist fees + 1 night SUITE + too many pain killers = $1400 or so

PLUS....a very young and hot nurse checking in on me every 10 minutes or so....

*you can eat for less than $10/day...and get a very nice room for $50......I stayed at a very nice inn for $25/day

*the surgeon responded to my emails himself....explaining the exact method he would use  (open mesh).....I couldn't get anybody around here to discuss anything.....very few interested in cash customers.....the place in Houston...one in Vegas.....and one in S. Cal it seems....all $6500+... up front ....  and that's outpatient basis only  

one of the smartest things I've ever done (short list)....
very little pain....just very sore 1st day....much better day 2...just slight soreness day 3....
   *day 2 was doing the devil's business with my VERY young Thai "GF"......
...
and YES.....these are very nice / modern hospitals ...2 friends of mine have had heart surgery in Thailand....both saved over 100K and were extremely happy....I have everything done over there dental....dermatologist .....whatever.... and recommend it highly....
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Posted: 1/19/2012 9:44:13 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by bookieassassin:

both at once...
     *big cost is use of the surgery center.....starting at 5K or so.....so of course 2 surgeries recommended

Anyone with no insurance and need hernia surgery?....

Just had mine done last June in Thailand....(indirect inguinal)....in Chiang Mai.....at Chiang Mai Ram Hospital

YES...air is $1000 +......
but for (more than you need) pre-surgery stuff...consultation + blood work + X-Rays
   
plus surgeon/anesthesiologist fees + 1 night SUITE + too many pain killers = $1400 or so

PLUS....a very young and hot nurse checking in on me every 10 minutes or so....

*you can eat for less than $10/day...and get a very nice room for $50......I stayed at a very nice inn for $25/day

*the surgeon responded to my emails himself....explaining the exact method he would use  (open mesh).....I couldn't get anybody around here to discuss anything.....very few interested in cash customers.....the place in Houston...one in Vegas.....and one in S. Cal it seems....all $6500+... up front ....  and that's outpatient basis only  

one of the smartest things I've ever done (short list)....
very little pain....just very sore 1st day....much better day 2...just slight soreness day 3....
   *day 2 was doing the devil's business with my VERY young Thai "GF"......
...
and YES.....these are very nice / modern hospitals ...2 friends of mine have had heart surgery in Thailand....both saved over 100K and were extremely happy....I have everything done over there dental....dermatologist .....whatever.... and recommend it highly....
yikes,,sup bookie,,always thought you were much to young a guy for this sort of stuff-health issues are no fun -GL the rest of the way buddy 
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Posted: 1/19/2012 5:03:17 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by bookieassassin:

both at once...
     *big cost is use of the surgery center.....starting at 5K or so.....so of course 2 surgeries recommended

Anyone with no insurance and need hernia surgery?....

Just had mine done last June in Thailand....(indirect inguinal)....in Chiang Mai.....at Chiang Mai Ram Hospital

YES...air is $1000 +......
but for (more than you need) pre-surgery stuff...consultation + blood work + X-Rays
   
plus surgeon/anesthesiologist fees + 1 night SUITE + too many pain killers = $1400 or so

PLUS....a very young and hot nurse checking in on me every 10 minutes or so....

*you can eat for less than $10/day...and get a very nice room for $50......I stayed at a very nice inn for $25/day

*the surgeon responded to my emails himself....explaining the exact method he would use  (open mesh).....I couldn't get anybody around here to discuss anything.....very few interested in cash customers.....the place in Houston...one in Vegas.....and one in S. Cal it seems....all $6500+... up front ....  and that's outpatient basis only  

one of the smartest things I've ever done (short list)....
very little pain....just very sore 1st day....much better day 2...just slight soreness day 3....
   *day 2 was doing the devil's business with my VERY young Thai "GF"......
...
and YES.....these are very nice / modern hospitals ...2 friends of mine have had heart surgery in Thailand....both saved over 100K and were extremely happy....I have everything done over there dental....dermatologist .....whatever.... and recommend it highly....

You're f-ckin insane for having surgery in Thailand. I can see going to Germany for dental because they are about 50 years ahead of us. But to have heart surgery or hernia surgery let alone any surgery out of the USA where we have the very best doctors in the world is insane. Glad you didnt have a problem while trying to save a few dollars. Or better yet too bad you dont have good health insurance that allows you access to the best doctors in the world.
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Posted: 1/19/2012 5:06:32 PM
The link I posted to the center in Miami PIONEERED the procedure. 
He invented the plug used around the world and J & J went on to manufacture his idea. People come from all over the world to have it done in Miami.

Let's see Thailand ? 
or
Miami ? 

HEART SURGERY ?  in Thailand ? 

Cleveland Clinic or Mayo Clinic. 

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Posted: 1/19/2012 10:10:15 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by DickyR:


You're f-ckin insane for having surgery in Thailand. I can see going to Germany for dental because they are about 50 years ahead of us. But to have heart surgery or hernia surgery let alone any surgery out of the USA where we have the very best doctors in the world is insane. Glad you didnt have a problem while trying to save a few dollars. Or better yet too bad you dont have good health insurance that allows you access to the best doctors in the world.


a thought shared by many but not accurate at all....

QUESTION: how many countries have you been to?...
right.......

anything short of a brain tumor....or maybe if you're a Siamese twin in desperate need of separation.....sure the good ol' USA is probably the best.....

BUT......for relatively minor stuff.....many countries do a MUCH better job than you get here in USA.....AND....if you have anything serious....many of the top surgeons in Thailand (and other countries)....are US educated....> the heart surgeon that operated on my buddy was educated at Johns Hopkins
      *he is worth 10-15 mil.....and can go wherever he wants....(condition was deemed pre-existing).....

I've traveled all over the world....sure the USA is a fine place to live......all things considered
But this ignorance/arrogance....."we are better than everybody else......at everything".......is silly

Wanna know the one thing we do better?......and I'm halfway serious..........BREAKFAST


 
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Posted: 1/19/2012 10:17:43 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by nc1capper:

yikes,,sup bookie,,always thought you were much to young a guy for this sort of stuff-health issues are no fun -GL the rest of the way buddy 



wassup Capper.....man I got a ton of stuff wrong with me....born with this hernia.....(repair held up for 40 years).....pneumonia 15 times or so....detached retinas/bursitis/rheumatic fever... while in high school  ....rheumatoid arthritis at 38.....plus much more..........
   *I'm a mutt man.....
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Posted: 2/2/2012 10:56:41 PM
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surgery was today


get well soon bro
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Posted: 2/2/2012 10:59:02 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by TheGoldenGoose:

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surgery was today


get well soon bro

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Posted: 2/2/2012 11:24:40 PM

hope all went well H-L.....get well soon




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Posted: 2/4/2012 1:11:46 AM

How about an update Clay?
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Posted: 2/28/2012 2:39:29 PM
After much research and consideration I decided to have both done at the same time on Feb. 2.  What I found in researching hernia surgery is that there are several types of repair with pros and cons with each.  I chose the Desarda Method.  With Desarda the surgeon uses a part of your oblique to cover the hole rather than using mesh or tension repair.  There are only a handful of surgeons in the U.S. that perform the Desarda Method and I was lucky enough to find that one of them was here in my city.  The first 2 weeks post-op were pretty painful and it was extremely difficult to get in and out of bed.  By week 3 things changed dramatically for the better.  I'm walking 4-5 miles a day and able to do just about anything except lift over 20lbs (doc's orders).  The surgeon also recommends a full 8 weeks after surgery before hitting the gym, so I'm looking forward to that and picking up my son again (he's 2 and weighs 35 pounds). 

The difficult part is over and I'm hitting the home stretch.  Thanks again to the well wishers and contributors. If anyone is contemplating this surgery feel free to pm me and I'll share everything I've learned about it.  




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Posted: 2/28/2012 6:02:00 PM
I have heard they can be a major operation maybe just do one trying to be superman can leave you more effed up.
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Posted: 2/28/2012 6:08:45 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by bookieassassin:




wassup Capper.....man I got a ton of stuff wrong with me....born with this hernia.....(repair held up for 40 years).....pneumonia 15 times or so....detached retinas/bursitis/rheumatic fever... while in high school  ....rheumatoid arthritis at 38.....plus much more..........
   *I'm a mutt man.....
wow- you have been thru the grinder there my friend - keep that left jab pumpin Sir, and always know you are held in extremely high regards in the tar heel state
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