William Brown, MD

I never imagined I would ever recover

I’m happy to report that I am finally doing much better after 4 months now since the adductor longus tendon surgery. It was a long process with physical therapy from scar tissue and while I can’t say I feel 100% how I felt before the injury, I am definitely feeling more like myself again for the first time in a long time. 
 
Thank you so much for all your help over this long journey. With the amount of pain I was in before I found you, I never imagined I would ever recover. It was a real eye-opener to me as to how the medical profession has no clue about this injury. Hopefully, you don’t retire in case I ever need you again. Lol  
M.T.

Thank you for giving me back my active lifestyle

I hope you and your staff are safe and well during these unusual times. I wanted to check in with a quick update and let you know that its been a little over a year since surgery and I’m about 95% injury-free. Over the past 6 months, I’ve been doing stretching, tissue work, and cardio on a daily basis and the area continues to improve, especially after pushing it beyond the previous point and giving it recovery time to then build back up again. 
At this point, I’m almost completely restriction-free and while I can still “feel” the area, I wanted to make sure I communicated how grateful I am to be able to workout, run, jump, skate, and get back to my passion of playing ice hockey goalie. I’m just getting back into games which should be the final hurdle to fully returning to my active lifestyle since the injury 2+ years…

No Pain, No Limitations

“Hope you and your family and staff are doing well in these difficult times. I just wanted to thank you for the amazing job you did with my inguinal hernia surgery repair. It was 2 years ago yesterday and I feel 100%. No pain, no limitations. Of course, as you said, nothing can replace God’s handiwork, but you sure came close! Your staff was incredible as well, and Belinda at the front desk really made everything work, and you were all so very patient with my anxiety and fear. Stay safe up in the Bay Area, I know we all have a challenging road up ahead of us, let us come back from this all a bit smarter, stronger, and kinder.”
 
T.B.

You Changed My Live

Dr. Brown, I am 2.5 years late, but I wanted to send you a thank you card. You changed my life with your professional ability and human touch when you successfully fixed my 20 years of pain with the surgery.
KK

I can run again!

Hi Dr. Brown, 

I hope you are well.

Today I completed the Philadelphia Marathon with my daughter. It was a wonderful event and something that we had talked about accomplishing for a long time.

In September of 2018, you repaired my sports hernia. Thank you so much for giving me back my ability to run again. I feel very fortunate to have met you and to have had the opportunity to fly out to Fremont to have you operate on me. I’m fortunate not only for your skilled hands but for the warm and caring way you treated me.

This email of gratitude is long overdue!

The world is a better place because of people like you.

Thank you.
TM

Mesh and Autoimmune Disease

Sports Hernia Patients and Classic Hernia Patients and Hernia Mesh Removal

Autoimmune diseases occur when the body’s defense system mistakenly attacks the normal cells of the body. This can result in chronic fatigue, myalgias, joint pain, irritable bowel, rashes, and more. It has been suggested that the inflammation caused by the implantation of mesh causes the body’s white body cells and foreign body cells to become overly active and thereby causing autoimmune disease. There are several studies that followed patients after mesh hernia repair. These surgical patients did not develop autoimmune disease at a rate any higher than the general population. This would suggest that mesh is not a cause of autoimmune disease. But the studies did report that if a patient has multiple allergies before surgery they are at increased risk to suffer autoimmune disease after mesh hernia repair. If you already have an autoimmune disease, then you should…