Seeking surgeon to remove mesh…

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    • #11448
      HerniaGuy
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      I need help very badly. I’m looking for a surgeon who will remove 100% of the mesh that’s been implanted in my abdomen.

    • #16784
      Good intentions
      Participant

      Can you give more information, like your general location, how far you are able to travel, and the type of repair that you had? There is good advice available here but there is no general recommendation that can be made. The more detail the better.

    • #16785
      HerniaGuy
      Member

      I am located in Colorado but will travel anywhere to find excellent help. I had laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair.

      quote Good intentions:

      Can you give more information, like your general location, how far you are able to travel, and the type of repair that you had? There is good advice available here but there is no general recommendation that can be made. The more detail the better.
    • #16786
      Good intentions
      Participant

      Here is a topic with a list of surgeons that Chaunce1234 has collected. Dr. Billing removed my mesh. Dr. Towfigh removes mesh on a regular basis. They both use laparoscopic techniques, Dr. Towfigh uses robotics at times also, apparently. They both will consult over the phone, I believe.

      The list starts at Post #4. There are several more surgeons on the west coast.

      https://www.herniatalk.com/6259-seeking-an-experienced-hernia-mesh-removal-surgeon

      Dr. Towfigh had some advice for your type of situation in a past post, #4 here – https://www.herniatalk.com/47-mesh-removal

      Good luck.

    • #16802
      Chaunce1234
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      [USER=”2577″]HerniaGuy[/USER] I am sorry you’re going through this.

      It is strongly recommended to find a well-versed expert with significant experience in hernia complications, re-do surgeries, and mesh removal. If you had a laparoscopic hernia repair initially that now has complications, you should seek out a laparoscopic hernia expert for further treatment, as they know the anatomy best from that perspective.

      The following is a list of doctors who perform complex hernia surgeries laparoscopically, including re-do surgeries and mesh removal, and this may be a helpful starting place for you. This list has been gathered over time from patient reports on these forums and elsewhere, be sure to inquire with the doctors / offices directly:

      – Dr Shirin Towfigh in Los Angeles, California

      – Dr Peter Billing in Seattle WA

      – Dr David Chen at UCLA California

      – Dr Igor Belyansky in Annapolis MD

      – Dr Brian Jacobs in NYC, New York

      – Dr Bruce Ramshaw in Knoxville TN

      – Dr Jonathan Yunis in Sarasota FL

      There are certainly other well qualified doctors out there for performing laparoscopic mesh removal, and the doctors mentioned may be able to refer you to other resources as well.

      Best of luck, and keep us updated on your case, progress, and decision making.

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