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  • ajm222

    October 2, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    Interestingly, my aunt had an umbilical hernia repaired that she had left alone for like 25 years. And the surgeon didn’t use any kind of mesh to fix her up. Just spoke with her. Very large umbilical hernia and just stitched up presumably with tissue. If that’s possible, it would seem the same could be done with a smaller inguinal hernia without issue, especially considering the study mentioned above. Sort of surprised mesh is still the gold standard for what sounds like 95% of all inguinal hernia repairs when non-mesh repairs seem to be pretty successful. Maybe it’s just not enough people trained to do it. I should ask this surgeon why he doesn’t do more non-mesh repairs.