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

Testosterone in Sports Hernia Athletes and in Patients with Classic Hernias.

To T or not to T?  That is a great question.

I care for many athletes with sports hernias and classic hernias. Athletes always want to take advantage of ways to improve their recovery and strength. So I often get questions about testosterone. Testosterone is a key hormone that helps maintain a healthy body in both men and women. We will only deal with the male half of the discussion today. Once a man hits 40 years old the production of testosterone slowly decreases. This can result in loss of muscle mass, weaker bones, less energy, loss of libido, erectile dysfunction, memory loss, depression, and more. Testosterone replacement can be a great help, and older men with symptoms should consider testosterone replacement therapy.

Before you start therapy you need to be evaluated by your doctor. He or she will perform a careful history and physical examination and blood tests. This…

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.

Location:
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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