Too fat to have a hernia surgery?
My mother weighs 270 pounds. Her hernia very severe. But the surgeon said that she needs to lose 100 pounds before the surgery. What other options are there? If she had an extra year, she could loose the weight! But she needs a surgery much much sooner.
- David BLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
She could wear a truss, to help support the weakened hernia defect.
The reason for the weight loss is the closure after the repair. It is very difficult to sew layers of fat back together. It does not hold a suture well and some folks have a fat layer that may be 6-10 inches thick.
Surgeons do not want to accept responsibility for an elective surgery that has a high risk of failure.
- SnowFlakeLv 72 months ago
Why is she so fat
- Pearl LLv 72 months ago
she might need a gastric bypass surgery
- PearlLv 72 months ago
maybe she can get the gastric bypass surgery