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Your Guide to Understanding Sports Hernias and the
 Medical Treatment of
 Sports Hernias
by William Brown, MD
Advanced Medical Treatment for Sports Related Hernias

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…

I Finally Found The Best Surgeon

I have undergone inguinal hernia surgery – NO MESH! –  with Dr. William Brown in  Fremont, California on October. I had been looking for the best hernia surgeon – NO MESH ! –  on the planet for almost 2 years. Finally I found him in the person of Dr. William Brown III, M.D. which is second to none, nobody comes even close!!!

I was consulted by doctors from all over the world from Vienna- AKH, Austria (Professor Michael Gnant and Dr. Franz Felberbaue) and USA (NY Langone Professor Steven Hofstetter), Stonybrook Shouldice specialist, Samer Sbaiy. I had contacted No Mesh specialists from Shouldice hospital from Canada, Dr. Mohan Desarda from India, Dr. Kevin Petersen from Las Vegas and Dr. Kang from Seoul, South Korea. I had heard horrific stories about disasters created by meshes. J. N. declared to me that: “I do not want even my enemies to go through…

Complications from Implanted Mesh in Hernia Patients and Sports Hernia Patients

Last month I removed some interesting pieces of mesh

In Photo 1, the patient had had a laparoscopic hernia repair about 12 years ago. Lightweight prolene mesh was used. He started to have pain 8 months after the operation. He tolerated the pain until he fell with a twisting motion late last year and then the pain became debilitating. Rest, Steroid injections, and analgesics were not helpful. As you can see from the photo then flat mesh had scarred into a complicated three-dimensional mess. No wonder he was having so much trouble with that lump of mesh. So far he is doing well.

In Photo 2, the patient had a laparoscopic hernia repair 4 years ago. Six months after the operation he noticed a bulge and pain. Physical examination and ultrasound documented a recurrent inguinal hernia. At the time of surgery, the mesh did not completely cover the inguinal floor.…

Terms We Easily Understood

Dear Doctor Brown.

Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule and time from your Sunday morning and family to see Joshua. We really appreciate your time in your professional opinion regarding Joshua’s injury. Conveying not only the situation but the potential surgery in terms we can easily understand. Josh definitely has a greater understanding of his injury thanks to your examination and discussion. We cannot thank you enough.

Sincerely.

SS

Calming and Welcoming

Dear Dr. Brown.

Thank you so much for making my surgery experience so calming and welcoming. You put in way more time than you need to, but for patients like me, it makes all the difference. I’ve never had a medical experience quite like the one you provide. Please don’t every retire. the world will miss you too much.

DL

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William Brown, MD
Sports Hernia Specialist

Dr. Brown has been performing sports hernia surgeries and providing specialized rehabilitation programs since 1999.

His clients include the San Jose Sharks, San Jose Sabercats and the San Jose Earthquakes sports teams as well as athletes from the NFL, AFL, NBA, NBL and the United States Soccer League. Athletes from all over the United States as well as from 15 foreign countries have sought out Dr. Brown's expertise.

Locations: (Fremont is the Main Office)

Fremont Office:
39470 Paseo Padre Pkwy
Fremont, CA 94538
Phone: (510) 793-2404
Fax: (510) 793-1320

Monterey Office:
1011 Cass Street, Suite 115
Monterey, CA 93940

Palo Alto Office:
151 Forest Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301

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