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‘Kang Repair’ Meshless(No Mesh/Non Mesh) Hernia Repair : Interview with Jack from Florida USA - 2

gipum hospital 2018.06.27

2. How do you feel about the surgery which was done yesterday, or you can talk about the process of the surgery and sense of feelings something like that?

Jack: Well, the process took about 3 hours to start of surgery, so once we arrived before 10am we went through all the tests and registering ultrasound test confirmed that it was left inguinal hernia and nothing else.

One thing I noticed that the ultrasound technician went beyond his assignment and checked other things he checked for testicular cancer, he checked tumors, groin injuries, anything that wasn't even on the schedule. I met with Dr. Kang and explained why I selected him and he did a physical inspection and satisfied that my doctor's diagnosis was correct. Then we went through blood test, chest x-ray, all the different preliminary test, and had lunch. And then went through CRT-D settings to put it into a mode that enables electro cautery surgery.

Most surgeons today do not use a conventional scalpel they have electronic scalpel that cauterizing the blood vessels so there’s no blood loss. And with Dr. Kang typically less than a tablespoon of blood is lost probably less most of the time, they hardly have any leakage. And when he, knowing my special case, he reset the electro cautery for specific functions for people with pacemakers and CRT-Ds. So when he was ready to start the entire process involved a full sterile field, cover after disinfection of half my body. Therefore it's much more advanced method of surgery to prevent infections.

I noticed that the operating theater is locked with their passcode security lock, so nobody can enter and violate the sterility of the operation in the middle of it.

When he was ready to begin process, he notified me and he took very special care to make very short electronic cautery sessions. Even though my CRT-D pacemaker was set to be withstanding those voltages, he still went beyond normal and he made a one-second cut and a two-second cut and from them on went to manual surgery. Now even if there had been a mistake in setting my pacemaker, he still used the short cycle cut method which prevents accidental mistakes of damage to the pacemaker itself.

During the operation, I mean I could feel what he was doing. My grandfather was a chief surgeon and so I knew being conscious during the time it would interesting to learn from it, and he was very secure and determined in the process. And every surgery is different, my case he found the limits of the hernia, he went through and he carefully stitched and worked. With hardly any pause, he didn’t have ever have to stop to figure out what he was going to do because he has so much experience, he knew exactly what he wanted to do.