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My Dr claim he remove a hernia during surgery. I feel like he shouldn't have because i don't remember giving consent for that. I am actually very upset about the situation because i don't feel I had a hernia problem. I feel like suing him at this point because I am in more pain than i need to be because of this and my bellybutton is swollen an looks ugly

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He did you a favor. Give it some time, this is not unusual .

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My doctor did two "extra" things while performing my surgery, as well. A fact I didn't learn about until after the operation. I was surprised, and a little miffed as he indicated this might slow my healing process, and I need to get back to work. That said, much better to have it taken care of now than to have another surgery in a couple months. I'd recommend seeing how you feel in a few weeks. If you are still angry, lodge a complaint with the hospital. It would be hard to win a lawsuit when he can prove it was going to be needed sooner or later, so wait to see how you heal first.

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I had a hernia repaired during my sleeve. I have seen it is very common to find it while they are in there. Mine was very small. However we did discussed what ifs before the surgery and what I would want him to do in certain cases.

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I also lost my gall bladder during my surgery. They also removed most of my stomach. I had not felt sick until the weeks prior to my surgery when I was a tad nauseous and losing weight.

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3 hours ago, Metamorphosing said:

My doctor did two "extra" things while performing my surgery, as well. A fact I didn't learn about until after the operation. I was surprised, and a little miffed as he indicated this might slow my healing process, and I need to get back to work. That said, much better to have it taken care of now than to have another surgery in a couple months. I'd recommend seeing how you feel in a few weeks. If you are still angry, lodge a complaint with the hospital. It would be hard to win a lawsuit when he can prove it was going to be needed sooner or later, so wait to see how you heal first.

What did he do Gallbladder & Appendix ? My surgeon said these may also be removed if they appear to be problematic .

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1 hour ago, it'sonlythefirststep said:

I had a hernia repaired during my sleeve. I have seen it is very common to find it while they are in there. Mine was very small. However we did discussed what ifs before the surgery and what I would want him to do in certain cases.

I am looking to have a large incisional epigastric hernia if possible durning my VSG.

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I had a hernia repaired (just a minor one) and he found some kind of growths he removed, he said it wasn't cancer, so I guess that's alright.

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Your upset because your surgeon did what he/she should have??

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On 11/23/2019 at 8:47 AM, chim said:

My Dr claim he remove a hernia during surgery. I feel like he shouldn't have because i don't remember giving consent for that. I am actually very upset about the situation because i don't feel I had a hernia problem. I feel like suing him at this point because I am in more pain than i need to be because of this and my bellybutton is swollen an looks ugly

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The incision near the belly button is where the camera was inserted. Shouldn't have a thing to do with a hernia.

BTW, are you aware that a hiatal hernia is a major cause of reflux?

The only one who will get rich from a lawsuit is the lawyer.

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I had a hiatal hernia repair during my sleeve. I believe it’s pretty common. If you did have a hernia it could cause problems later on as the bowel can come out through the hole in the lining and you could end up with an obstruction.

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I also had a hiatal hernia that was removed. I was having awful acid reflux before my surgery and it was the culprit, so they fixed it and all is better now.

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I am going to tell my surgeon to take out anything he sees that is not healthy and could cause me to have to come back later! I really wish he could do a face lift too but wrong end!😂

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