HerniaTalk **LIVE** Q&A: Mesh- vs Tissue-Based Hernia Repairs 2/15/2022

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    • #30555

      HerniaTalk LIVE is a weekly Q&A hosted by Dr Shirin Towfigh, hernia surgeon expert, with invited special Guests to answer your hernia-related questions.

      This week, our Guest Panelist is Dr Todd Heniford, expert hernia surgery specialist at Carolinas Hernia Center at Atrium Health in North Carolina.

      Topic: Pros & Cons of Mesh- vs Tissue-Based Hernia Repairs

      Join us this Tuesday 02/15/2022 at 4:30pm Pacific time (GMT -8) as a Facebook Live. You can also register to join via Zoom here:

      • This topic was modified 11 months, 2 weeks ago by drtowfigh.
    • #30571
      Good intentions

      I hope the discussion will be expansive enough to consider the possibility, in an ideal world, of choosing pure tissue as the desired first choice and mesh as the fallback if pure tissue will not accomplish the long-term objective.

      The discussion should also cover the solution to complications after surgery. This, of course, would include mesh removal. In other words, if there are problems with pure tissue, what is the solution plan, and if there are problems with mesh implantation, what is the solution plan. Otherwise, it’s just another discussion about “what I do”.

      It would be very interesting also to talk about Dr. Ponsky’s opinions about mesh implantation for young people. His work showed, if I recall correctly, that mesh is contraindicated for men up in to their late 30’s and early 40’s.

      Here is the other Topic created and down in the main forum section, with some details about Dr. Heniford. Dr. Heniford is one of the few people in the field who might actually drive some change.

      HerniaTalk **LIVE** Q&A: Pros &Mesh- vs Tissue-Based Hernia Repairs 2/1

    • #30572
      Good intentions

      Is there supposed to be a Facebook Live link? I don’t even know what that is. There is only a Zoom link. Will it be on Youtube?



    • #30574

      If you go to my Facebook page, you can choose to participate there, live. The link you provided is correct. The Zoom link also works.

      All HerniaTalk **LIVE** Q&A sessions are collected on my YouTube channel. You can peruse that at any time. I always post the direct link to it right here on HerniaTalk.com to help you all.

      Thanks for the input on topics to cover with Dr Heniford.

      I did interview Dr Todd Ponsky a year ago. You can search for it here or on my YouTube channel to listen/watch.

    • #30628

      Just wow! That was a packed session. I wished it went on forever. The discussion was fluid and your questions were amazing. There were so many we didn’t get to.

      If you missed it, catch the session here: https://youtu.be/_wdB-QfJDKc

    • #30642

      It was indeed a great session! May I ask when are these new studies on biological or absorbable meshes coming out? Some papers were mentioned with promising results on those….

    • #30683

      Usually there is a 1-2 year delay from presentation to publication.

      Many of the papers on P4HB are already published by Dr Scott Roth and others. The Ovitex prospective study is also published.

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