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Dr. Herb Goldberg
Dr. Herb Goldberg, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
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Experience:  35 years experience in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. Certified by the American Board
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I am looking for written articles and doctor opinions information the documents long term chronic pain, bulging, hernias and lifting restrictions as a potential side effect of pedicled tram flap surgery.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Plastic Surgery
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 month ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 month ago.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=tram+flap+surgery+spine

there are not many articles

usually tram flap breast reconstruction surgery should not cause bulging disk hernias and back pain.

did you have a disk bulge after your breast reconstruction surgery?

Customer: replied 28 days ago.
Not a spinal bulge -- an abdominal bulge.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 28 days ago.

did you have obesity before your TRAM flap surgery?

this can increase your risks for abdominal hernias.

any sort of abdominal surgery if you are obese can increase risks for abdominal hernias.

Customer: replied 28 days ago.
I was not obese before the surgery.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 28 days ago.

any sort of abdominal surgery can increase risks for abdominal hernias if you have weak abdominal muscles.

how old are you?

what is your height and weight?

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