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Sports Hernia Surgeons in Philadelphia area

October 25 2010 at 2:49 PM
Bob 
from IP address 130.76.96.146

Anyone know of anyone besides Meyers? Meyers is not accepting any insurance anymore.

thanks

 
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fuerza

24.145.8.162

Re: Sports Hernia Surgeons in Philadelphia area

October 25 2010, 3:21 PM 

Bob,

You are correct. Meyers no longer accepts insurance. Which is unfortunate for the many that seek him out for possible mesh removal surgeries or his pelvic floor repair (i.e. sports hernia/athletic pubalgia)

There is a Dr. Andrew Boyarsky in NJ. He is a believer of the posterior inguinal wall deficiency syndrome as a cause for sports hernias.

After that, you will then be traveling outside of the area to see other sports hernia specialists.

I hope this helps.

 
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Megan

66.194.219.253

Brown

October 26 2010, 8:54 AM 

Dr. Brown in San Francisco may be a good option. If you send him an email, he'll talk to you. http://www.sportshernia.com/

 
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ALS

173.160.194.41

Re: Brown

October 29 2010, 2:16 PM 

Dr. Peter S. Billing near Seattle Washington

 
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fuerza

24.145.8.162

Re: Brown

November 15 2010, 10:22 AM 

Dr. David L. Berger...in Boston

I've learned that a player for the Pittsburgh Penguins (and other pro athletes) recently went to this doctor for a sports hernia repair.

I don't know anything about this doctor, but if you are looking for other doctors to contact, perhaps you can reach out to him and see what he has to say.

 
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Howie

148.129.71.53

Re: Brown

November 15 2010, 10:25 AM 

It seems if you are in the Boston area, why not go to Dr. Goodyear? A day or two of travel is not that bad.

 
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fuerza

24.145.8.162

Re: Brown

November 15 2010, 1:36 PM 

Dr. Goodyear doesn't do sports hernia repairs since they can often involve any of these problems:

- torn external oblique aponeurosis
- tear in the conjoined tendon
- conjoined tendon torn from pubic tubercle
- dehiscence between conjoined tendon and inguinal ligament
- tear in the fascia transversalis
- abnormal insertion of the rectus abdominis muscle
- tear of the abdominal internal oblique muscle from the pubic tubercle
- entrapment of the ilioinguinal nerve or genitofemoral nerve

 
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Howie

148.129.71.53

Re: Brown

November 16 2010, 10:31 AM 

There was someone else by the name of Dr. Richard Cattey. I am not sure I spelled the name correctly. He claims or has claimed to be sports hernia expert and is in the Milwaulkee area. Someone may want to check him out. The main thing people don't understand is in some hernia issues, you have to travel. Either go to Dr. Goodyear or to reccomended surgeons mentions and stay away from those with negative reviews like Dr. Meyers.


 
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fuerza

24.145.8.162

Re: Brown

November 16 2010, 11:00 AM 

Yes, Richard Cattey is one that specializes in sports hernia repairs.

He does a lap surgery, with mesh and titanium screws at various locations on the pelvic bone to secure it. I don't know what type of mesh he uses though.

If someone would like to do some recon on the issue and report back, that would be even more info for us to share here.

 
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ALS

184.77.86.63

Re: Brown

November 17 2010, 12:19 AM 

Hi Fuerza

You mention titanium tacks, there must be a reason for them!! What do you know about Ti-mesh? Is this a more inert mesh?

 
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95.190.30.156

TiMesh

November 17 2010, 1:08 AM 

I have some information about the TiMesh, if you are interested. This mesh is available in three types: TiMESH® strong - 65 g/m²; TiMESH® light - 35 g/m²; TiMESH® extralight - 16 g/m².
This mesh is designed in Germany, where it is often used in the field of hernia repair (as laparoscopically, and also via the anterior approach). In several studies have been shown a decrease in a foreign body reaction with the using the TiMesh, compared with other types of meshes.
TiMesh is quite popular in Germany. Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Köckerling (Vivantes Hospital Spandau, Berlin) and his followers often use the TiMesh.
But not so simple. Later in clinical trials the TiMesh showed no real advantages compared with other modern lightweight polypropylene mesh (for example UltraPro mesh or C-QUR Lite™ Mesh and others). A number of leading experts (in Germany - Prof. Dr. Volker Schumpelick, Prof. Dr. Reinhard Bittner and others) in the field of hernia repair refer to the TiMesh rather skeptical.
The detailed description of the comparative characteristics of different meshes (including the TiMesh) can be read in the Review: “The lightweight and large porous mesh concept for hernia repair.” - http://www.ethicon.de/netze/downloads/Lightweight_mesh_Klosterhafen.pdf
I have personally discussed this issue with Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Köckerling, Prof. Dr. Reinhard Bittner and some others experts in Germany. And I have the impression that despite the fact that the TiMesh is used in Germany quite often, but it's more a matter of personal preference of specific surgeons, than the question of the real advantages.
Though, if you to draw attention to TiMESH® extralight - 16 g/m², it may be noted that the mesh contains the least amount of polypropylene. In that both plus and minus: on the one hand -less a foreign body reaction, and on the other hand - less the tensile strength.

With kind regards,
Sergey.


 
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ALS

184.77.86.63

Re: TiMesh

November 17 2010, 4:11 PM 

Thanks, it your information was interesting. I would say about the less tensile strength that this shouldn't be a problem for smaller hernias at least. However, I think there are some people that exhibit a large foreign body reaction to certain mesh materials and I think that was the reason for TiMesh. It makes me wonder if the researchers who did the study that said they could not see any difference in TiMesh vs other light weight meshes ever encountered a difficult patient. I also wonder if the reason it is not used so much in the US is because there had been some issues with sterilization of the mesh. Some doctor here in Seattle said that they used TiMesh for some kind of Ventral hernia and it caused an infection. But this was years ago. Also, being a foreign product, maybe it does not have the same scrutiny of meshes made in the US. I don't know.

 
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95.190.16.167

Re:Re: TiMesh

November 18 2010, 12:52 AM 

Hi Aubrey!

Of course you're right, arguing that even TiMESH® extralight (16 g/m²) would be sufficient for reliable repair of very small hernias; but in these particular cases are quite often sufficiently reliable repair provides a pure tissue repair.

I think the real advantage of TiMESH, can manifest in the laparoscopic repair of bilateral hernias, in the cases when the hernia of the larger size can be repaired with the use of TiMESH® light (35 g/m²), and the hernia of the smaller size can be repaired with the use of TiMESH® extralight (16 g/m²), while providing a sufficiently reliable repair of the both hernias and at the same time using a fewer foreign material.

Of the shortcomings of TiMESH® extralight (16 g/m²), many surgeons say its super-thinness, making it difficult for a correct installation, and accordingly requires from the surgeon a greater attention and effort in its use.

It was also be noted that when cutting TiMESH with scissors often form sharp edges (because of the titanium coating), which can injure the surrounding soft tissue.

A number of interesting feedbacks from doctors about using TiMESH in their daily practice can be found at the following link - http://www.jiacd.com/titanium-mesh-techniques-advantages-and-disadvantages

Although this feedback from dentists, but nevertheless, you will find some details that do not normally published from the manufacturers of the meshes or researchers.


With kind regards,
Sergey.



 
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fuerza

24.145.8.162

Re: Re:Re: TiMesh

November 23 2010, 2:19 PM 

Dr. David L. Berger

I'd be skeptical about this surgeon. I emailed him over a week ago to ask about his repair technique and procedures but he has chosen not to respond. I called his practice and asked if he had been on vacation recently, in the event that he wasn't in to reply. She told me he has not been on vacation (trying to give him the benefit of the doubt here). I then asked if he had a secondary email address where I could send my inquiry but the nurse that answered the phone was evasive and said that he doesn't give it out to the public to receive emails. So much for being accessible to potential new patients. Definitely crossed-off my list.

 
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174.57.171.232

sports hernia surgeons in Philly

December 21 2010, 4:47 PM 

When I first was referred to Dr. Meyers, I was told that there was someone else in Philly who does those surgeries. Does anyone have any idea who that is? I saw Meyers back in June. I put my surgery on hold because my wife had a knee replacement( she's 40 beleive it or not). Now Meyers doesn't take insurance.

 
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fuerza

24.145.8.162

Re: sports hernia surgeons in Philly

December 21 2010, 5:07 PM 

Unless this is a new surgeon that has moved to the Philly area within the past two years, Meyers is the only one that I'm aware of, in Philly, that does these. But, he isn't the only surgeon in the country that does sports hernia/athletic pubalgia surgeries - though his staff would try to make you believe that is so.

 
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68.37.214.74

Sports Hernia Surgeons in Philly

December 21 2010, 7:46 PM 

I don't know of any other sports hernia surgeons in Philadelphia either but there is a resource I found on the web that is right across the Ben Franklin Bridge in Camden, NJ at Cooper Medical Center.

http://www.cooperhealth.org/content/HerniaProgram.htm

"Our surgeons also provide surgical expertise for sports hernia, or strain of the tissues of the groin, in conjunction with the Sports Medicine specialists of the Cooper Bone and Joint Institute."

I can't vouch for how good they are but Cooper has many fine departments that are right up there with the best of them.

 
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fuerza

24.145.8.162

Re: Sports Hernia Surgeons in Philly

December 22 2010, 9:27 AM 

I did forget to mention...Dr. Andrew Boyarsky in New Brunswick, NJ - about an hour and a half from Philly.

He does sports hernia surgeries and often works with pro athletes, especially from the Red Bulls.

Like Jerry, I cannot attest to his success rates or efficacy, but I thought I would pass this along to you so that you have another resource to investigate.

Best of luck...

 
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Howie

148.129.71.51

Re: Sports Hernia Surgeons in Philly

December 22 2010, 3:53 PM 

Frueza

All I can say it is disgusting that Dr. Meyers does not take insurance.

 
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fuerza

24.145.8.162

Re: Sports Hernia Surgeons in Philly

December 22 2010, 6:20 PM 

Yep...that is what happens when you let your success go to your head, to feed your massive ego. You forget about the little guys - the ones that have medical insurance.

 
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B-Dub

205.156.136.229

Sports Hernia Surgeons in Philly

December 27 2012, 3:38 PM 

Cooper does NOT do sports hernias.

I had the operation by Meyers three years ago and was fine until I popped it a week ago. Now I know I need the surgery again, but can't find anyone in my area who takes insurance. Dammit.

 
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ALS

50.8.83.149

Re: Sports Hernia Surgeons in Philly

January 1 2013, 12:46 AM 

Travel to see Dr. Peter S. Billing in Edmonds, WA

 
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71.188.28.130

specialist in or near philly/so jersey area who do sports hernias

November 30 2012, 10:53 PM 

hi, you make mention of dr. meyers. can u tell me where he/she is located and supply me with the number if you have it. thanks

 
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enbeng

138.89.31.87

Dr David L Berger

December 29 2010, 11:42 AM 

Fuerza, You sure you got the right Dr Berger? There are several Dr David Bergers in Mass. Dr David L Berger seems to specialize in GI, colorectal and cancer surgery. He doesnt even list sports hernia as one of his interests: www.mgh.harvard.edu/digestive/doctors/doctor.aspx?ID=16863

 
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fuerza

24.145.8.162

Re: Dr David L Berger

December 29 2010, 1:26 PM 

Yes, he's the one.

David L. Berger
Asst. Prof. of Surgery - Harvard Medical School
General surgeon, Director of Colorectal Program - Massachusetts General Hospital.

No disrespect intended, but do a google search "david berger sports hernia" and you'll find him.

But now that you've brought his name up again, I would advise people to look elsewhere for a sports hernia specialist in the northeast, other than him. He is not patient-friendly.

From my post above, (this is an update on my efforts to contact him), when I didn't hear back from him on my initial emailing and his office refusing to give his secondary email, which I later found out was another professional email address, not a private email address, I contacted Mass. General and spoke to an IT person and he gladly gave me his secondary email address that they had listed. I emailed him at that address and it was answered by one of his secretaries - apparently he lets them access his emails accounts, which is not good due to HIPAA laws. She told me to call and set up an appointment. When I called she attempted to chastise me for emailing him at that address. She wanted to know where I got it, and so on and so on. I told her how I got it and she went ballistic and wanted names of people I had spoken to at the hospital. I had to redirect her by pointing out that surgery is a medical field where doctors are always looking for patients because after a successful surgery, they, undoubtedly, will never see you again. She didn't like speaking to someone who was outflanking her with logic, so the conversation did not go well. She was belligerent and just plain rude. She took my name and number and said that the doctor would be getting back to me by phone. A week went by and nothing. I called back and reminded his office, different secretary this time, that I was waiting to hear from Dr. Berger. I got the "he IS a surgeon and is very busy" line. She got the "I'm a professional too and very busy" line from me. My name and number was taken once again. Once again, a week had passed and no return call. I did this 3 times and nothing. There was SOME excuse every time why he didn't have time that week to call back.

So, my suggestion based on this limited interaction just to communicate with the man, look elsewhere. Reaching out to and communicating with patients is not his forte.

 
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12.180.65.197

Dr. Berger

January 21 2011, 9:39 AM 

I am scheduled to meet with Dr Berger next week. It took me over a month to get the appointment.

Unfortunately, I have met too many egotistical doctors to think this behavior is unusual. In fact, I called Dr Meyers' office in Philly to ask them if they could refer me to a colleague in the Boston area. The Dr never responded and I got a voice mail back from an assistant saying simply "NO, Dr Meyers has developed the diagnostic and treatment techniques for this condition an no one else is qualified to do it"

I will use my face to face meeting to query the doctor on his approach to treating this condition and then make my decision whether I want to continue with him or get another opinion.

 
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fuerza

24.145.8.162

Re: Dr. Berger

January 21 2011, 12:23 PM 

Larry,

I will try to not be negative or sarcastic, but will just say...best of luck with your meeting with Berger. And while I agree that an overwhelming number of doctors are egotistical, that doesn't give them license to be "derriere openings" when dealing with patients that reach out to them for help.

As for what Meyers' office told you...TOTAL LIE! Those protocols for the "special" MRI are now public knowledge and can easily be found online...and here they are:

http://www.bone.tju.edu/download/protocols.pdf

As for his office claiming he is the only one that can read them? Pffttt...gimme a break! He doesn't even read them! He has his radiologist guru read them and simply report the findings.

My research has revealed that there is a radiology specialist at Penn State Hershey Medical Center that uses the same or similar protocols and has a strong research interest in AP. He reads them too.

 
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64.12.116.133

help pelvic floor repair

January 9 2011, 6:13 PM 

I live in the NYC area and cannot find a doctor , I have insurance UHC

 
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Daniel

64.134.138.74

Re: help pelvic floor repair

January 21 2011, 1:32 PM 

Well, all i can say is I had a boteched job of someone makeing the mesh too short and just because it was close I went there.
Dr. Pearl in California was suggested and I wesh I went there to began with. He took at the old mesh and replaced with proper size and hernia went away. That is a leson for all the hear with two ears. You can do what you want but I would like what is given as suggestion by others too travel.

 
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Daniel

64.134.138.74

Re: help pelvic floor repair

January 21 2011, 1:32 PM 

Well, all i can say is I had a boteched job of someone makeing the mesh too short and just because it was close I went there.
Dr. Pearl in California was suggested and I wesh I went there to began with. He took at the old mesh and replaced with proper size and hernia went away. That is a leson for all the hear with two ears. You can do what you want but I would like what is given as suggestion by others too travel.

 
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Daniel

64.134.138.74

Re: help pelvic floor repair

January 21 2011, 3:07 PM 

I can say Dr. Pearl is now retired, but was a great docter recommended by people on on the website.
You can do what you want, but I traveled far to see him. Thanks to those who gave and gieven the recommendation.
God bless you all after several years. Those who do well should gieve back. Thank you but I am sorry he is now retired to and for all you newest people.

 
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ALS

184.77.86.63

Re: help pelvic floor repair

January 21 2011, 8:04 PM 

Yes, I remember a Dr. Pearl in San Francisco who was supposed to be outstanding. I remember various posts about him but it seems to me after viewing his photo, I would say he was too young to retire.

 
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chris

71.246.186.243

read my post down below

February 7 2011, 9:15 PM 

Read my post down below, London and Germany are the best options. There is also a surgeon who in addition to being a surgeon, also apecializes in a physical therapy approach in Atlanta, and if he diagnoses it (sports hernia) within 4-6 weeks of the initial injury, he says that he has a geat success rate in curing sports hernias without surgery. VERY FEW of us are lucky enough to be under the diagnostic evaluative care of a sport ehrnia expert within the first 4-6 weeks of injuring ourself.

 
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198.54.202.234

sports hernia

April 13 2011, 2:12 PM 

who is the the best dr for the sports hernia in germany

 
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Chris

71.246.186.243

More Surgeons in U.S. now, See London and Germany

February 7 2011, 8:31 PM 

The Gilmore's Groin clinic in London specializes in all types of "Gilmore's Groin/Sports Hernia Surgery", and it costs MUCH considerably less than anywhere else in the U.S., and they are one of only two clinic(s) in the entire World that uses laproscopic micro-surgery. Dr. Gilmore who retired this year, conducted the first three surgeries on professional soccer players in 1981. Since then the clinic has treated over 7,700 people and operated on 60 percent of those patients;over 4,500 operations with a success rate of 98 percent. Now the clinic only uses microsurgery unless there is a regular hernia present also, as this microsurgery repairs the torn tendons/muscle fibers at the source of the tear. Check out their website, but you have to search for "Gilmore's Groin" instead of "sports hernia". They are VERY prompt about returning Emails, even on the weekends, and their surgeons have very strong credentials. I have sought the assistance of two sports hernia experts in the U.S. and one in Canada, but the costs associated with such surgical procedures are considerably higher in the U.S. and slightly higher in Canada; and in London, they are using a more more adavanced surgical technique that does not leave a mesh screen tacked into your groin area for the rest of your life. The other surgeon who uses the laproscopic microsurgical approach is Dr. Ulrike Muschaweck, and her clinic is in Munich, Germany, and it too is much cheaper than any sports hernia and corrective surgeries cost in the U.S. She is also an exeprt in all types of hernia surgeries; sports and regular, and she has pioneered several surgical methodologies for surgically repairing hernias and sports hernias.

 
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fuerza

207.255.57.51

Re: More Surgeons in U.S. now, See London and Germany

February 7 2011, 8:53 PM 

Just to clarify...

Dr. Muschaweck, in Munich, Germany, does NOT do anything laparoscopic. Do not confuse her self-titled repair of "Minimal Repair Technique" with minimally invasive. The two are not related or interchangeable. I do NOT recommend Dr. Muschaweck for any hernia surgery, whether it be a sports hernia or a regular hernia. Her post-surgical care is basically non-existent if you don't live locally. If you have problems with her surgical procedures, you will be told to fly back to Germany just so she can examine you. If you don't, she pretty much stops communicating with you and drops you; and leaves you to deal with any pain or problems you are experiencing. As for her prices, they are on par with Dr. Goodyear's and other surgeons that are price-sensitive, including the prices of Dr. Petersen in Las Vegas and Dr. Brown in California.

As for the Gilmore Clinic, please read the mixed reviews about this center that can be found in the forums link at the groin-hernia.com website.

 
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Chris

71.246.186.243

Sports Henrias, not regular, different approach

February 7 2011, 11:25 PM 

Sports Hernias are torn tendons and/or muscle fibers attached to the pubic bone or pelvic bone, NOT a protrusion of intestines through the muscle wall. Microsurgical repairs of sports hernias/Gilmore's Groin are the more effective way to go for such injuries.

 
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Chris

71.246.186.243

Thanks for the info, who would you suggest for diagnostic?

February 8 2011, 7:58 PM 

Who would you suggest to accurately diagnose whether I have osteitis publaga alone or a sports hernia too? Dr. Hadley in Atlanta claims to have a knack at reading MRI Discs,I do not know what surgical methods that he uses, but he is looking at my MRI for free. I am also seeing Dr. Brown in Canada to get a diagnostic opinion. Dr. Peterson in Vegas sounds like a great surgeon who knows how to operate on all types of hernias, and for the right price in the U.S. especially! Peterson says that it is very hard to diagnose a sprts hernia, so I want to get as many diagnoistic opinions as possible. I am in comunication with Peterson's office. I have already seen Cattey in Wisconsin. I do not think that I want a mesh screen in my groin area for the rest of my life if I need sports hernia surgery in additon to treatment for ostieits pubalgia. And I do not have any insurance, so my price range is limited, but I am finding several options and more people to deal with and ask for professional opinions regarding sports hernias. That female Dr. in Germany personally wrote back to me, and she thinks that I have a nerve oroble too based on the complaints of where my pain is migrating to in the groin/penis area. You are obviosly very well read and versed in all of this, so please keep the up with the comments, AS THEY ARE VERY INFORMATIVE.

 
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fuerza

207.255.57.51

Re: Thanks for the info, who would you suggest for diagnostic?

February 8 2011, 9:00 PM 

Some things to keep in mind:

- Dr. Petersen gets good reviews for his knowledge of that area as he does a lot of mess removal surgeries. So he is accustomed to dealing with messed-up areas.

- Dr. Brown in Canada has gotten good reviews too.

- Dr. Hoadley, I would have to say NO to. He uses mesh to repair a sports hernia and he doesn't like to answer a lot of patient questions about the kind of mesh he uses or the surgical technique he uses.

- Dr. Muschaweck...stay away from her!! Enough said.

- Dr. Brown in Californa. Check him out for sports hernia repairs. His repair is a cross between Muschaweck's and Meyers'.

- Dr. Meyers does not accept insurance any longer. If you don't have the cash to coat his hand for the operation, forget it. He is not very patient-oriented.

- Dr. Cattey, No...he uses a heavy mesh and screws.

- Dr. Brunt, No...he uses mesh too

- Dr. Boyarsky in NJ...he follows the teachings and technique of Muschaweck, be careful.

- Shouldice Hospital in Canada...they don't believe in sports hernias.

- Dr. Berger in MA, No...he hates getting back to patients that do their homework

- Dr. Grischkan - I don't know what knowledge, if any, he has about sports hernias, but he uses mesh in his modified Shouldice repair.



Please know that there are two schools of thought on what causes a sports hernia:

1. Posterior inguinal wall deficiency with nerve compression. Basically an incipient or occult hernia. Repair is nearly identical to a regular hernia repair job.

2. Rectus Abdominus tears and/or other tears (adductors, abductors, pectineus, aponeurosis, obliques) in and around the pubic joint.

Best tests: MRI using Athletic Protocols and Dynamic Ultrasound with cine loop, BUT...you need to have expert radiologists who know what they are looking for to read these very specific tests to get the most accurate results.

I would strongly suggest you stay in the US if you are planning on getting surgical attention for this problem. Trust me, once you cross the pond to come home, getting follow-up care from those overseas doctors is a nightmare.

Best of luck...

 
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Anonymous

184.36.121.215

Sports Hernia

February 8 2011, 9:39 PM 

I had a sports hernia repaired by Dr. Hoadley two years ago. I have had problems ever since. He used prolene mesh in my repair, and I am in worse pain now than before. I consulted with him several times over the last two years, and he really didn't have an answer as to why I was still in pain. BTW, he severs your ilioinguinal nerve, which I think is part of the reason I am having such problems. I have had three nerve blocks to try and stop the horrible aching and burning. I have also tried Lyrica without success. Tomorrow I am going to see another surgeon for another opinion. Be very careful before you proceed with this surgery. I wish I never had it.

 
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fuerza

207.255.57.51

Re: Sports Hernia

April 20 2011, 4:39 PM 

Haffejee,

Unfortunately, I cannot recommend any good sports hernia doctors in Germany.

Best of luck in your search.

 
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98.82.234.140

HELP in Florida

May 31 2011, 10:10 AM 

9 months of pain. 5 doctors. Can anyone recommend a doctor in Florida or the southeast who has experience with sports hernias? Please help.

 
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Fuerza

207.255.57.51

Re: HELP in Florida

May 31 2011, 11:34 AM 

Dr. Hoadley - BUT...I recall someone on these forums saying they went to him, he inserted mesh as part of the repair and then when they started to experience chronic groin pain, he acted like he didn't understand the nature of the pain. They ended up going to another surgeon to have a redo...or something along those lines.

Dr. Brunt...in St.Louis. He often presents and speaks at hernia conferences about sports hernia repairs. I cannot speak to the efficacy of his repairs.

Outside of these two, you will have to travel or do long-distance phone consults to find someone who can help you.

Do NOT travel abroad for this repair!!

 
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ALS

184.77.86.63

Re: HELP in Florida

June 1 2011, 12:45 AM 

Just for your information, after a mesh replacement, a surgeon said he know alot about sports hernias and suggested I had one.
It wasn't until later Dr. Peter S. Billng in Edmonds, WA took out a dual layer mesh and replaced it with Ultrap Pro (laparoscopically) and I have been getting better ever since. Dr. Billing did not say I had a sports hernia but there was mesh retraction from this heavyweight dual layer prolene mesh.



 
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74.122.40.32

Sports Hernia Specialist

June 17 2011, 1:49 PM 

Fuerza,

I had my SH repaired by Dr. Muschaweck and much like you state in previous threads I'm still in pain and think her procedure did nothing to aid in my pain. Who have you found that focuses more on tears as opposed to wall deficiency. After my repair and MRI findings I'm convinced that I need to get a number of tears fixed and I'm unsure who to seek out.

 
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75.147.120.81

What to do?

September 12 2011, 11:59 AM 

Fuerza,

I have a few questions:

Did you have surgery or are you still investigating it? It seems like Meyers does all the pro-athletes. What does it cost for his services? Office visit, mri, surgery, follow up, etc. Do you know?

Thanks,

Mark

 
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72.51.184.176

Doing well....

December 19 2011, 2:14 AM 

Just ran across your posts browsing for an address where I could send a Christmas card to Dr. Cattey who did my surgery April 2008. I had the mesh put in and recovered well in a short amount of time. Since then I played my last two years of college soccer, one year of pro, and it is still going strong. I would recommend him by all accounts.

 
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71.188.28.130

looking for a sports hernia surgeon specialist in the south jersey/philadelphia area

November 30 2012, 10:35 PM 

where is this dr. meyers located and is he or she still practicing. like to get in touch regarding discontinuing insurance acceptance. thank you!

 
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re: looking for a sports hernia surgeon specialist in the south jersey/philadelphia area

April 22 2013, 4:18 PM 

Gina....did you meet with Dr. Meyers?

I just met with him and although the sugeruy cost is a bit excessive, I feel as though based on what read on this board and what I got from him, he is one of the better options. THey said some insurance companies cover, others deny it, but unfortunately it is all of network. Not sure I undestand why, but either way, the place was busy so I can imagine he is not hurting. He was much friendlier than anticipated based on reviews...took a time to listen too my story and learn a little about me.

He just did Adrian Peterson's surgery, so maybe wait to see if break the single season rushing record this year to decide or not to get his surgery.


 
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looking for a doctor in WI

February 26 2013, 9:10 AM 

I was dx with a sports hernia and I need to have surgery done. I have Network Health Plan Insurance. I live in Green Bay WI and I am looking for someone near by that is good. I have to a couple of half marathons planned for spring and I am looking to still do them. Looking for help. Thank you.

 
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