Reply To: Polypropylene not safe in body?
My guess the majority of surgeons will rx putting more mesh in to at the very least strengthen the area. However, my guess is also that if a person has experienced crippling pain and or systematic allergic reactions there is no way they will want mesh put back in a second time.
If the mesh was put in openly there are a few surgeons out there that remove the mesh and specialize in a pure tissue repair.
if the mesh was put in laparoscopically very often the actual hernia defect is filled in with scar tissue if the mesh was in for a good amount of time at least a year or two. if there is a hernia upon mesh removal you can request the surgeon to do a pure tissue repair-they can do this either openly after removing the mesh laparoscopic ornthey can repair it while in their laparoscopic after removing the mesh.
if their is any weakenesss but no true hernia they can fix the defect laparoscopic with a pure tissue repair.