Haastrup E, Andresen K, Rosenberg J. Low reoperation rates in young males after sutured repair of indirect inguinal hernia: Arguments for a tailored approach. Am J Surg. 2017 Mar 14. pii: S0002-9610(16)30782-6.

Note: Suture repairs are excellent in young males.

Gedam BS, Bansod PY, Kale VB, Shah Y, Akhtar M. A comparative study of Desarda’s technique with Lichtenstein mesh repair in treatment of inguinal hernia: A prospective cohort study. Int J Surg. 2017 Mar;39:150-155.

Note: Suture repairs are as good as mesh repairs.

van Kerckhoven G, Toonen L, Draaisma WA, de Vries LS, Verheijen PM. Herniotomy in young adults as an alternative to mesh repair: a retrospective cohort study. Hernia. 2016 Oct;20(5):675-9.

Note: Suture repairs have excellent results.

Pogorelić Z, Rikalo M, Jukić M, Katić J, Jurić I, Furlan D, Budimir D, Biočić M. Modified Marcy repair for indirect inguinal hernia in children: a 24-year single-center experience of 6826 pediatric patients. Surg Today. 2017 Jan;47(1):108-113.

Note: Excellent results with Marcy repair.

Iakovlev V, Koch A, Petersen K, Morrison J, Grischkan D, Oprea V, Bendavid R. A Pathology of Mesh and Time: Dysejaculation, Sexual Pain, and Orchialgia Resulting From Polypropylene Mesh Erosion Into the Spermatic Cord. Ann Surg. 2017 Jan 6

Note: damage to the spermatic cord from mesh.

Verhagen T, Loos MJ, Scheltinga MR, Roumen RM. Surgery for chronic inguinodynia following routine herniorrhaphy: beneficial effects on dysejaculation. Hernia. 2016 Feb;20(1):63-8.

Note: Sexual dysfunction after mesh hernia repair.

Hakeem A, Shanmugam V. Inguinodynia following Lichtenstein tension-free hernia repair: a review. World J Gastroenterol. 2011 Apr 14;17(14):1791-6

Note: Pain after mesh repair.

Nikkolo C, Lepner U. Chronic pain after open inguinal hernia repair. Postgrad Med. 2016 Jan;128(1):69-75. doi: 10.1080/00325481.2016.1121090.

Note: Pain after mesh repair.

Goltsman D, Munabi NC, Ascherman JA. The Association between Smoking and Plastic Surgery Outcomes in 40,465 Patients: An Analysis of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Data Sets. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Feb;139(2):503-511.

Note: Smoking and healing.


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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