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Carolyn Reinhart
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20/10/2017 1:36 pm  

Hi Eric

I am having to decide on whether I want surgery for a parastomal hernia to do with my ileostomy. I would like to find out, somehow, which the most successful procedure is - sugar baker - laparoscopic, etc and where and which surgeon as a special reputation for doing this. Some people suggest that Toronto is the place to go especially Sunnybrook. My surgeon in Huntsville is suggesting a colo-rectal surgeon in Barrie. Do you have any information or sources? 

Thanks, Carolyn 

Carolyn Reinhart


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VeganOstomy
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21/10/2017 10:16 am  

Hi Carolyn, 

A good surgeon will be able to give you success rates and failure rates for each procedure. 

I'd be interested in finding out whether information on this is available, so I'll do a little research to see what I can find. 

As for hospitals, I've only had experience at Mount Sinai and had several great experiences there. You can't go wrong with Sunnybrook either. 

 

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


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Tony H
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21/10/2017 10:37 am  

I would be interested to know this as well as I have just developed a small parastomal hernia as well , at the moment im trying to purchase a nu hope belt but the delivery times are very long from the us  , I would like to know if anyone has any alternatives to the nu hope belts as they seem to be the best option for me at the moment .


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VeganOstomy
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21/10/2017 10:43 am  

Here are two studies that look at success rates :

Systematic review of open techniques for parastomal hernia repair.

Surgical techniques for parastomal hernia repair: a systematic review of the literature.

CONCLUSIONS : Suture repair of parastomal hernia should be abandoned because of increased recurrence rates. The use of mesh in parastomal hernia repair significantly reduces recurrence rates and is safe with a low overall rate of mesh infection. In laparoscopic repair, the Sugarbaker technique is superior over the keyhole technique showing fewer recurrences. 

 

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~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


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Marco
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21/10/2017 12:34 pm  

From what I understand is that the sandwich technique, which combines the keyhole and Sugarbaker techniques , is even better with a recurrence rate of only 2-3% (if I remember correctly).

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4919719/


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Dona
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21/10/2017 1:05 pm  

Hey Carolyn, Great to hear from you again ( although, its too bad you still need the surgery).

I had this surgery  ( Sugarbaker) 5 months ago ( and posted a lot here about it at that time).  I haven't had any reoccurrence and the repair seems to be working.  I get a slight 'ping' sometimes where the mesh is tacked down.. nothing much and it goes away. I am pleased with the outcome.

Recovery took about a month to feel back to the new normal . There were nine holes in me from the laparoscope instrument. No stitches to be removed... they were subcutaneous and then there was some very cool glue on the surface that wore off about 3 to 4 weeks later. 

This was done by a surgeon who specializes in this sort of repair and at a major teaching hospital in the San Diego area ( La Jolla).  About an hour and a half of surgery and Two nights in hospital.

Onset of severe Ulcerative Colitus Oct.2012. Subtotal colectomy with illiostomy July 2015; Peristomal hernia repair ( Sugarbaker, mesh, laparoscopic) May 2017.


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21/10/2017 1:35 pm  

Eric.. I can't find all those older posts from before my hernia surgery and right after. My surgery was late May of 2017... are they somewhere I am not looking?

They might be of interest to those of you needing repairs and I don't want to blather on!

Onset of severe Ulcerative Colitus Oct.2012. Subtotal colectomy with illiostomy July 2015; Peristomal hernia repair ( Sugarbaker, mesh, laparoscopic) May 2017.


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Marco
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21/10/2017 3:49 pm  

Hi Dona,

I think you are referring to this posts: https://www.veganostomy.ca/community/ostomy-products/hernia-support/paged/1/

Great to hear you are doing well Dona. I have been following your posts, I think I will need that corrected as well (sooner or later).


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john68
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21/10/2017 4:37 pm  

Hi Tony,

Have you looked at Comfizz web site, from what I remember they have a belt that may suit, plus English company so quicker delivery.

ileostomy 31st August 1994 for Crohns


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21/10/2017 5:09 pm  

Hey Marco,

Thanks for posting that link to the previous thread. Thats the one. I was looking for .  I does look like sooner or later we all have to deal with this issue . There were articles that my husband read that said some doctors are thinking about installing the mesh at the same time the ostomy is put in. Sounds like a plan ( at least in some cases).

I am happy that my patch job worked. I hope you get the right fix when/if the time comes.

I am also very happy not to have to worry about my ileum escaping all the time! However it is hard to train it to behave without taking corrective measures. As my surgeon said ' It's just plumbing'.

Onset of severe Ulcerative Colitus Oct.2012. Subtotal colectomy with illiostomy July 2015; Peristomal hernia repair ( Sugarbaker, mesh, laparoscopic) May 2017.


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Tony H
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21/10/2017 5:32 pm  
Posted by: john68

Hi Tony,

Have you looked at Comfizz web site, from what I remember they have a belt that may suit, plus English company so quicker delivery.

Hey John I might just try them , they have a belt with a hole for the baseplate  , I did get a support garment from them before but it put too much pressure on the bag and resulted in a spectacular blow out when I was asleep , but aside from that the support belt with level 3 support looks good .


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john68
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21/10/2017 5:56 pm  

worth looking into, just bear in mind is their some thing about hernia belts that they have to be measured according to each person?

ileostomy 31st August 1994 for Crohns


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Jattzl
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22/10/2017 12:30 pm  

I also have a small parastomal hernia that so far stays in most of the time. But that’s with being constantly aware of putting pressure on it when sneezing etc. I’m dealing with the same questions. I was measured by nurse and ordered the nu-hope hernia belt. Nothing we did made it fit. I have a small waist and it would slide up and bend the pouch and block my stoma. We are now waiting for another one. Ugh. Not much help at all. 

48 years Type 1 Diabetes, insulin pump, CGM, neurological complications, retinopathy, and autoimmune CIDP. Nerve damage led to ileostomy in 1/2015. Joanne


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Dona
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22/10/2017 12:48 pm  

On my second trip to the emergency room with the hernia my illium  was captured during a 'great escape' by a CAT scan. That is when they told me it needed repair ASAP. I  think when they get like that, they do not fix themselves ( too bad).  In my case, the illium actually went out through the hernia in my abdominal wall so it was next to my skin layer. The bad thing is that it can get temporarily captured there ( incarcerated) or stuck there ( strangulated).  Both are serious conditions  needing medical attention.  My hernia  was described to me as 'significant size'...whatever that is!

Good luck and pay special attention if you become nauseous.

Onset of severe Ulcerative Colitus Oct.2012. Subtotal colectomy with illiostomy July 2015; Peristomal hernia repair ( Sugarbaker, mesh, laparoscopic) May 2017.


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Tony H
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22/10/2017 2:50 pm  

thanks Donna for the good advice , I wont know for a while if my  surgeon will operate , my GI thinks there is no need at the moment and I won't be seeing my surgeon for a while , in the meantime I will be getting another support belt (this time with a hole for the bag) , the one I have already is very wide and I have to use a shield device under it or else it blows up 

Edited: 4 weeks  ago

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