Reply To: The Gospel of Mesh
Here is the essence of what bothers me about Dr. Felix.
Dr. Campanelli, among many others, a surgeon who was involved in the creation of the hernia repair Guidelines, that promote the use of mesh, has acknowledged that chronic pain from hernia repair is real and the problem needs to be addressed in a professional manner.
At the same time, Dr. Felix is traveling the world, telling medical students and surgeons that the chronic pain problem is not significant and should be ignored.
One doctor is saying that the pain needs to be dealt with, the other is actively saying don’t worry about the pain.
What kind of physician, or even person, tells his students to ignore a patient’s pain? That is not a doctor. It is a businessman.