Happy Patient After Removal of Mesh

Note from Dr. Brown:  Though this patient did not have a sports hernia, it does explain one reason I do not use mesh.

Dear Dr. Brown:

I had suffered well over 3 years when I met Dr. Brown. A routine 1cm umbilical hernia repair, with mesh, left me unable to sit and barely able to walk. I had been off work for over 2 years. More mesh (inguinal) was implanted about one year before I met Dr. Brown. I was on opiates, sedatives, and muscle relaxers, yet my pain was still never less than a “5.” I was bedridden 16-20 hours/day.

Dr. Brown was the first doctor to tell me the mesh could be the source of my pain.

When Dr. Brown took the mesh out it was as hard as a brick. This was a delicate surgery, but Dr. Brown successfully removed all the mesh.

It has now been 3 years since Dr. Brown operated on me. My recovery is ongoing, but I can now walk very well again – about 200 miles/month! I’m off ALL pills! I can sleep again, and now I’m OUT of bed 16 hours/day.

My journey with pain started mere days after an umbilical hernia – over 6 years ago.

My recovery, thank God, began the day I met Dr. Brown.

Thank you Dr. Brown!


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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