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

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    • #30554
      drtowfigh
      Keymaster

      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:
      https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7T5UOeaKSsa3wPzgdEU44A

    • #30559
      Good intentions
      Participant

      Dr. Heniford is an interesting surgeon, he has been aware of the problems in the hernia repair field for quite a while. It might be an interesting discussion.

      https://atriumhealth.org/provider-profile/b-heniford-1558396259

      https://journals.lww.com/annalsofsurgery/Abstract/2018/01000/Carolinas_Comfort_Scale_as_a_Measure_of_Hernia.27.aspx

      You might have to sign up to read this one –

      https://www.generalsurgerynews.com/In-the-News/Article/01-19/Surgeons-Call-for-Closer-Surveillance-of-Mesh-After-Implantation/53739

      Excerpt –

      “But many surgeons have called for changes in medical device regulation, particularly at last spring’s major international meeting of hernia surgeons, saying it could make surgery safer for patients. At the 2018 International Hernia Congress, surgeons appealed for long-term surveillance of mesh once it has been implanted.

      “We should absolutely be tracking every implant. It’s the only way we’re going to make improvements,” said Todd Heniford, MD, the chief of gastrointestinal and minimally invasive surgery at Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, N.C.

      He spoke from the meeting floor at the end of a packed session on advances in biomaterials. “Every patient needs to know exactly what was put into them and how it was implanted. Surgeons have to ask: Are we protecting patients or are we protecting industry? Are we protecting ourselves?” “

    • #30576
      William Bryant
      Participant

      Exactly. The last part sums it up very well. It’s obvious really that the different kinds of mesh may yield different results, that is pretty clear due to some recalls. A register is pretty obvious too. Why the reluctance?

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