If you review the literature, you will find that there are over 20 different ways to fix a hernia. No wonder many surgeons do not know what is going on and it makes almost impossible for the patient to fully understand the options and to make an informed decision.
To simplify the situation try to think of a hernia as simply a hole in the muscles. All the hernia repairs can be then organized into two basic types:
- The Pure Tissue Repair. The surgeon uses the patient’s own tissues to repair the hole.
- The Mesh Repair. The surgeon uses a piece of mesh to cover or patch the hole. The mesh can be placed on top of the hole to patch the hole from the outside or the mesh can be placed deep to the hole to patch the hole from the inside.
Most surgeons prefer The Mesh…
Pain From Mesh
Here is a photograph of mesh being removed from a woman who had chronic pain after a Lichtenstein hernia repair. The pain was debilitating and she asked Dr. Brown to remove the mesh. At the time of the operation, the ilioinguinal nerve was densely scarred to the mesh. After removal of the mesh she felt 100 percent better.
You can read more about Mesh or No Mesh Hernia Repair. Dr. Brown strongly feels that since the risk of chronic pain from the mesh is so much higher than the recurrence rate, that hernias should be repaired without mesh.
Learn more about Dr. Brown’s approach to hernia repair without mesh. Contact Dr. Brown today.
Mesh is causing many hernia patients to experience life-altering pain
The thought of undergoing surgery to get rid of terrible pain and ending up with even worse pain is a nightmare, but that’s exactly what’s happening with thousands of people who have undergone hernia surgery using mesh.
Anyone with a hernia should be warned about mesh repair. If you’ve been diagnosed with either an inguinal hernia or a sports hernia, beware of any medical doctor who uses the mesh technique.
What is the Mesh Technique?
Unfortunately, many surgeons use this method. After making an incision in the area where the hernia is, the surgeon will push the bulging tissue back into the abdomen and cover it with mesh to hold in in place.
It may sound harmless enough, but this mesh is causing many hernia patients to experience life-altering pain and problems.
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Which Surgeon Should You See?
A noticeable bulge in your abdominal region. A burning sensation in the area. Pain in the groin when you use those muscles when you cough, strain or lift. Pain that subsides with rest and comes back with activity. These are the most common symptoms of an inguinal hernia, and since it won’t repair itself on its own, you should see a hernia specialist.
Why a specialist for inguinal hernia repair without mesh? Hernia repair is a common surgery, and many surgeons use mesh, which can cause a plethora of other problems. To avoid these problems, research the benefits of non-mesh repair and choose a surgeon who has decades of experience with no mesh hernia repair techniques.
Dr. William Brown, a leading hernia specialist says his patients already know that they have a hernia and want a non mesh repair or they’ve been suffering…
Things you Need to Know
Your hernia has been diagnosed and now the journey back to your old self can begin. The next step is choosing the right surgeon who is experienced in the type of hernia repair that you prefer. There are two basic methods your surgeon can use to repair your hernia. One of them uses sutures and your own tissues to close the hole. The other involves using mesh to “patch” the hole.
“Patching” a hole in theory is a great idea. However, if you’ve ever been disappointed by how well a patch really works in the long run then you’ll understand why Dr. William Brown uses the suture method to repair his patients’ hernias. Remember the blow-up plastic baby pools that come with a plastic patch should the pool get a hole in it? That patch may stop the air and/or water from leaking in the…
How to Avoid Chronic Pain After Inguinal Hernia Repair Surgery
Pain directly after an operation is called acute pain. It is related to the operation itself and resolves as you heal from the operation. Chronic pain is pain that persists even after everything is healed.
Chronic pain after hernia repair can be debilitating and affect every aspect of your life. Be sure that you do everything you can to avoid chronic pain and promote rapid healing.
Avoid mesh hernia repair. Problems with mesh are the most common causes of chronic pain after hernia repair. Sometimes mesh will often become stiff with scar tissue and then when you bend and twist and the mesh does not bend and twist with you, you have pain. Also there are many sensitive structures in the inguinal region. If a nerve or the spermatic cord get stuck to the mesh then you will suffer…