What is mesh and do you use it?

Mesh is a synthetic material that looks like very fine fishing net. It can add strength to the groin after surgery. But the mesh can also cause significant problems. The most common problem is pain. The pain is the result of a nerve becoming adhered to the mesh or the result of the mesh become stiff from fibrosis. Thus, unless absolutely required, I do not advise the use of mesh.

William Brown, MD
Hernia Specialist

Dr. Brown has been repairing inguinal hernias for over 30 years, taking care of Athletes with Sports Hernia injuries since 1999.  Dr. Brown has been taking care of patients with complications from mesh for so long that his hair is gray. Luckily he still has some hair.

His patients include players from the San Jose Sharks and the San Jose Earthquakes as well as athletes from the NFL, AFL, NBA, and the local college teams. As well as Athletes from 15 foreign countries.

Fremont Office
William H. Brown, M.D.
39470 Paseo Padre Pkwy
Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 793-2404
Fax: (510) 793-1320

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