I know Dr. Grischkan of Ohio gets excellent feedback for Shouldice hernia repair, but can anyone tell me anything about Dr. Yunis of Sarasota? Does he compare to Dr. Grischkan in expertise and could anyone tell me anything about him? Thanks!
If he was not trained at the Shouldice Center in Toronto, Canada, I wouldn't go to him for this type of repair. If you want a Shouldice repair, go to the experts in Canada. And while they are the experts, there are quite a few accounts here of how they deal with patients - not all glowing I must say. But if you have your heart set on the Shouldice repair, you best go to Canada and have it done right the first time.
Arrghhh...Dr. Grischkan. I only spoke to him once via emails and he was somewhat indifferent or not interested. Maybe he made all the money he needed to make for that month, who knows. I read on other forums that he may not be taking new patients as he either doesn't respond to patients or takes forever to get back to them. I'm not sure what's up with that. He's getting ready to retire? Who knows.
If you're looking for a pure-tissue repair, there are other doctors that do excellent work. Petersen in Nevada has been mentioned before as he does alot of intricate mesh removal surgeries. That is important to know because you REALLY need to know the groin anatomy well to remove mesh that has balled up or migrated. You need to have an excellent working knowledge of what that area should look like after you're done in there.
In the end, regardless of who you go to or what type of repair you get, the ONE big question you need to ask and stand firm on is:
What will you do for me if I experience chronic groin pain weeks or months after your procedure on me?
An alarming trend is out there now, whereby surgeons are quickly dumping patients by simply referring them to a pain management clinic and that is it, they are done with you. If a doctor wants to put mesh in you, ask him if he will remove the mesh if it proves to cause you complications later on. Watch how fast he avoids your question or tries to soothe your fears that nothing will go wrong. This is the approach patients need to be weary of. What happens, more times than not, is that patients who are experiencing long-term chronic groin pain have to go see a new surgeon to get relief, and it shouldn't have to be this way. And doctors wonder why there are so many lawsuits. Ha!