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Self-verified patient of Dr. Michael Reinhorn - Posted on January 15th, 2018
I had an inguinal hernia repair with Dr. Reinhorn in Mid December (2017), and overall I was incredibly pleased with the experience. His office and staff are all courteous, helpful and detailed, and the entire process was extremely well organized (which was doubly important for me because I currently live abroad, and had to coordinate my surgery with holiday travel plans back to the US). Dr. Reinhorn and his staff took time to answer all of my questions thoroughly, and this put me at ease when coupled with his extensive experience with hernia repairs. This attention to detail carried over to the day of the surgery itself, and everything ran like clockwork. Like any surgery, I was anxious about post surgical pain and recovery, and I was shocked at how nearly pain free it was. I never needed a single prescription painkiller, a simple Tylenol and Advil rotation was sufficient. The only discomfort/slight pain I felt was the in first two days post surgery when trying to get up from a seated or lying position (and vice versa), but there was no acute pain when just sitting or lying, and I was able to get a comfortable night sleep. After two days there was no pain whatsoever, I was able go on longer walks outside, and a week later I was hiking in the woods (in a foot of snow). I'm now one month post surgery, and just returned to the gym to ease back into my weightlifting routine, and everything is going flawlessly. If you're the least bit anxious about an inguinal hernia repair, you can set those fears aside with Dr. Reinhorn and his staff. I would confidently recommend him for anyone needing an inguinal hernia operation.
A review by a patient that verified they have visited Dr. Michael Reinhorn - Posted on December 1st, 2017
Excellent surgeon and staff
A patient who verified they visited Dr. Michael Reinhorn - Posted on October 12th, 2017
I researched many doctors for an inguinal hernia that recently became worse. Dr. Michael Reinhorn's name kept coming to the top. Not being one for doctors or hospitals, I was nervous to say the least but Dr. Reinhorn and his assistant Lauren put me at ease. They told me the procedure they would conduct, what type of anesthesia would be beneficial, which was local. He examined me thoroughly and to my surprise he said it was a rather large hernia, to me it looked small but what did I know. I did the pre-testing a week later by telephone which went smoothly. The day before surgery his office called with the time to be at the hospital, 630am. Everything went like clock work, 630am they began prepping me, blood pressure and IV for sedation, 740am I was being rolled into the OR and by 1115am I was on my way home. First night had some trouble sleeping due to the discomfort, but Tylenol helped, second night I slept like a rock. I am an avid cyclist, so was told no bike for 2 weeks, but could walk as much as I want. That Monday I was back to work feeling a lot better that before. Staff called me that Saturday to check in on how I was doing/feeling, Lauren his assistant called a couple days later to see how I was feeling. I asked if I had to wait to see him on my follow up before getting back on the bike and was told no. My surgery was September 22nd and 2 weeks later October 7th I was back on the back and did 58 miles, with no discomfort. Follow up appointment Oct 10th, everything checked out fine and I have my life back, no more bulge. Dr. Reinhorn, and his staff are true professionals and up to date on the latest techniques, they take great care of their patients. I highly recommend him for your hernia needs.
suture-only umbilical hernia repair
A patient who verified they visited Dr. Michael Reinhorn - Posted on October 8th, 2017
When I realized I probably needed surgery, I researched infection rates and patient satisfaction scores at hospitals in the Partners HealthCare system, then looked for general surgeons with a specialty in my condition (umbilical hernia). Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Dr. Reinhorn were a happy confluence of factors. His website made it possible to confirm two things that were important to me: 1) he’s a high-volume hernia surgeon; 2) he appears to have a sincere and abiding clinical interest in hernias. At the consult, he answered all my questions and struck me as a decent person. He can be brusque (e.g., in pre-op he pulled my johnny up with no prelude—I mean, helllooo, I’m a sentient human being), but a surgeon’s principal work is done while you are unconscious. Surgical expertise is what matters, and I felt confident about his. My experience at Newton-Wellesley Hospital was as pleasant and efficient as possible; the anesthesiologist and nurses were exemplary. Recovery is no joke—my gut felt like it had been pummeled with brass knuckles, and though the pain was manageable with nondrug treatment (ice, meditation, homeopathy) and a modest amount of acetaminophen, it was a week before I could sit comfortably, and fatigue persisted through the second week. But three weeks later, mainly I notice intermittent tenderness, along with the comical fact that my navel bears little resemblance to the one I had in the first 45 years of my life. I would recommend Newton-Wellesley and Dr. Reinhorn to anyone seeking a hernia repair.
A consummate professional
A patient who verified they visited Dr. Michael Reinhorn - Posted on June 21st, 2017
A patient who verified they visited Dr. Michael Reinhorn - Posted on December 23rd, 2016
If you need hernia surgery, Dr. Reinhorn and his assistant Lauren should be the only doctor and assistant you consider. His innovative procedure was completely pain free immediately after the procedure. I was back to work in 2 days and was walking 5 miles within 5 days. I will be back in the gym next week after 3 weeks off. Things couldn't have gone better.
A review by a patient that verified they have visited Dr. Michael Reinhorn - Posted on October 23rd, 2016
I searched for hernia surgery on the web and Dr. Reinhorn's site was one of the first to pop up. The site was extremely professional and had great detail about the procedure and also wonderful references. Based on the info on the site, I made an appointment with the Dr and was impressed by his knowledge and communication skills. I moved ahead with the surgery and it went EXACTLY as it was described by the Dr and by the information in the website. I had sought another opinion on the more standard procedure, but honestly took a chance with just the information I have shared. It has been a month since the surgery and I could not be more pleased. I healed with the TWO weeks that was noted and took only pain medication on the day I left the hospital. For me, it was a great success and to date, it has been great!! I am back at FULL strength! The entire staff of his office and the personnel at the hospital could not have been nicer and more professional!! I am grateful!!
Self-verified patient of Dr. Michael Reinhorn - Posted on September 1st, 2016
I did write a lengthy testimonial,however I will condense it to the fact that Dr Reinhorn, his staff and the entire hospital was fantastic. I am a active 70 year old and I had a small window of opportunity for my surgery. The procedure went great, I rested for a weekend and went to work on Monday. Two weeks later I was in a golf tournament and never gave the operation one thought, highest recommendation!
My Inguinal hernia surgery experience on March 4, 2016
A patient who verified they visited Dr. Michael Reinhorn - Posted on March 8th, 2016
Dr Michael Reinhorn is a thoroughbred in the repair of inguinal hernias. My procedure was performed in the early morning hours and I left the hospital with absolutely no pain. I took only 3 aleve capsules and no prescription drugs were necessary. I was out and about the next day and as each day progresses I feel like my old self. I want to complement his PA Lauren, Anesthesiologist Dr Murphy, Nurses Gail, Amy, Karen, Patti, Judy & Cathy who all formed an outstanding team to compliment Dr Reinhorn. I highly recommend Dr Reinhorn for inguinal hernia surgical procedures. He is the best. procedures and to all of you reading this review.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Michael Reinhorn - Posted on January 25th, 2016
I had surgery done at the baptist, where I was told I could go in from the sides and mesh would be put in. I was not advised that that the best way to do this painful surgery, was to cut the belly and musckle and go in from the front. I had the surgery done, UNBELIEVABLE PAIN!!, the recovery was horribly slow and I was miserable!! I lift weights as a hobby, and I explained this to the original doctor- and after 8 weeks the bulge reappeared in the center of my stomach where the hernia originnally was!. I went back to see the original baptist surgeon and was told it had to be redone. It was not told to me that the belly fat could get in over the top of the mesh and reappear as a hernia!!. I was devastated for heh original surgery from the side was devatratingly painful and the rcovery time pronounced. I went to see Dr. Reinhorn at NWH and he told me he will cut the front of belly, put mesh in and I will have little recovery time.He fully expalined to me the commion sense approach he takes and it nmade complete sense. The original doctor would not explain the any benefits and actuall liked the more painful procedure I underwent! Dr. Reihardt stated he no longer goes in from the side due to the intense pain associated with that surgery. He actually cared about my pain- Needless to say: I had the surgery and was back at work the next day!! I was working out within a week and was on the elliptical in three day!! no pain killers after (the first surgery was a nightmare of pain) Dr. Reinhorn is fantastic! I recomend him highly He is the guy to see for hernias.
Umbilical hernia repair
Self-verified patient of Dr. Michael Reinhorn - Posted on January 11th, 2016
All meetings and procrdure were professional and well informed. Management of bleeding was well controlled while I was on a Coumadin blood thinning regimen.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Michael Reinhorn - Posted on January 4th, 2016
Excellent, professional and friendly service by dr Reinhorn, his staff (especially Lauren et al), and the hospital staff. This exceptional treatment extended to both pre and post surgery. In spite of my nervousness, I can say that every effort was made to help me remain calm and relieved. All my questions were answered and never was I rushed to finish. Without a doubt in my mind, this procedure as performed by dr. Reinhorn was outstanding and I would recommend dr. Reinhorn and his support staff to anyone in need of this surgery.
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