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  • Physiomesh Recall… Should I be concerned?

    Posted by Simpsom on June 14, 2016 at 6:39 am

    Hello,

    As someone who plans, almost obsessively, about anything related to my health/ wellness… I started doing research about various types of mesh that could/ should be used for a laparoscopic hernia repair, and I found recent news about Physiomesh being recalled. As a resident in Indiana, is this something I should be concerned with? I think this is the product for laparoscopic hernia repairs, right? What doctors in IN use Physiomesh, because–as mentioned previously, I’m a bit obsessive/ paranoid.

    Thanks!

    Chaunce123 replied 7 years, 9 months ago 5 Members · 4 Replies
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  • drtowfigh

    Moderator
    June 29, 2016 at 4:54 am

    Physiomesh Recall… Should I be concerned?

    By definition, recalled mesh is not available for implantation by any surgeon. They have been pulled from all the shelves.

  • Chaunce123

    Member
    June 16, 2016 at 12:52 am

    Physiomesh Recall… Should I be concerned?

    You can (and perhaps should) ask the surgeon what mesh type or repair type they will be performing. I personally would always ask this question, I am a curious patient and like to be involved in decision making (whether doctors appreciate this or not, I am not sure 😆 )

    If there is a recalled mesh and you are going to have surgery, you can request that the recalled product will not be used.

    If you currently have recalled mesh installed in your body, and it is not bothering you, you may have nothing to worry about, but you could reach out to your surgeon anyway to ask questions.

    Either way, seek out a specialist for the procedure you are looking for. That is my recommendation.

  • DrEarle

    Member
    June 14, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    Physiomesh Recall… Should I be concerned?

    Simpson – Why are you concerned about this mesh? This could help me answer your question. DE

  • pszotek

    Member
    June 14, 2016 at 11:31 am

    Physiomesh Recall… Should I be concerned?

    Simpsom,
    Thanks for your post. I have been one of the largest volume hernia repair surgeons in Indiana for the past 4 years and I do not use Physiomesh for any type of repair. This recent recall was initiated by the manufacture because of their analysis that the mesh was having central failure. We do a variety of the most advanced techniques in Indiana and Lap may or may not be what is warranted in your case. There are very few surgeons who do Retrorectus repairs open or Lap in Indiana. We have by far the most experience at these procedures in Indiana and would be happy to discuss your case with you.

    Thanks
    Dr. Szotek (see profile on HerniaTalk website)
    Indiana Hernia Center
    http://www.indyhernia.com

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