I have seen Dr. Zoland a few months ago. I had persistent groin pain for the last 3 years. It kept getting misdiagnosed and, even though I'm in Washington, DC, I traveled all the way up to NYC to see Dr. Zoland. He cured me and Im back to running.
Let me make a long, frustrating story short; About 6 months ago, I was seeing a doc in DC about a minor shoulder problem and I happened to mention this persistent groin pain to him. He said I might have a sports hernia although he's not a specialist and that I should go see one. He recommended seeing one of the few sports hernia specialists in the nation and said I should travel out of the state if necessary. I ended up going to Dr. Zoland and he properly diagnosed me with a sports hernia and recommended surgery. I did the surgery and now Im cured, I still can't believe it was so easy to fix.
I actually saw your post when I was researching a bit on the internet before seeing Dr. Zoland and I thought I might as well respond now that things went well.
Seriously, whatever you do, don't take the advice of someone who claims they treat sports hernias but isn't willing to call themselves a specialist. Especially if they say they use laparascopic surgical technique, which is absolutely wrong and not the normal standard of care. The correct surgical technique is an open hernia repair. Anyway, I almost did a tenotomy, cortisone injections, and/or prolotherapy injections (not clinically proven or FDA approved, insurance wont cover it either) because some doctors who lacked experience and misdiagnosed me suggested it. Luckily the brilliant doc I saw for my shoulder who first suggested it was a sports hernia said don't try the risky/unnecessary stuff and just go out of state to see a true specialist.
Im glad everything worked out and I hope things work out for you too. Dont give up like I almost did. If you'd like to discuss this further, I'd be happy to talk.