fuerza and others,
Everyone reading this forum needs to realize that every "sports hernia" injury is different. I am 4 weeks post op from a BI lateral repair and just ran a 5K race this morning in 25 minutes.
So to everyone out there, the 4-6 week 100% recovery CAN, and does happen! BUT...I had symptoms of this injury for about 12 months...not years and years like some of you guys. I think you MUST take into consideration your age and physical shape when calculating your estimated recovery time. I am 32, 5'8, 145lbs, I run, bike and swim, and stayed in shape the best I could while dealing with the injury for 12 months.
I am very thankful for letsrun.com for keeping this forum up and running. This is what lead me to the right Dr. So my advice to everyone out there seeking a solution is to read every page of this forum and decide what Dr. is best for you, and I know most people can't, but you shouldn't let what your insurance will or wont cover affect your decision on what Dr. to see.