No Tummy Tuck? Missing Scars and Had Laproscopic Incision Instead
I just had an umbilical hernia repair by the same...
- 28 Jun 2009
I just had an umbilical hernia repair by the same plastic surgeon who repaired the last one with a tummy tuck and mesh patch. At preop, his nurse told me that surgery would be a large incision (hip to hip), mesh replacement and a tummy tuck. I came out of surgery with a laparoscopy incision and no tummy tuck.
I'm at home recovering after three days and I'm depressed and disappointed because I went to the same doctor expecting the same treatment. His OR anethesiolgy nurse said the doctor never mentioned a tummy tuck and he didn't think I needed a tummy tuck. I never mentioned a laparoscopy nor did he.
This OR nurse said she did hear Dr's secretary mention the hip to hip incision when she got her on the phone to explain the surgery but she never said the words tummy tuck.
Doctor says he never said he would do a tummy tuck (which is true) but he never discussed the surgery either. He left that up to his nurse who was also trying to fiqure out why I didn't have the incision she had mentioned, nor the tubes for the leakage removal. At preop,he had asked me if his nurse had explained the surgery and if I had any questions. Since he had done the previous surgery, I had no questions. I feel cheated. What can I do?
makes his own decisions not the patient's