UK Surgeons for Tissue Repair?

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    • #28373
      Scarletville
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      Can anyone recommend any UK surgeons that do tissue repairs using dissolvable sutures. So far the best I’ve been able to find is Desarda repair using prolene sutures.

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    • #28379
      MikeL
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      Your question seems very specific and I don’t have precise answer. However, dissolvable sutures are oftentimes used to stitch upper layer of muscles while lower level (stronger) muscles are “closed” with permanent sutures at pure tissue repair. UK doctors who use pure tissue repair based on internet info are Aalie Sheen from Manchester and Simon Marsh from London. I am 100% sure that there are more surgeons in UK who use pure tissue repair. I would also mention that you should be very careful with Desarda technique, which was criticised enough.

      • #28427
        Brian
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        Hi,i too live in the uk in the south east.The only surgeon i have found is a Consultant General Surgeon Simon Bailey,at KIMS Hospital maidstone in Kent,he does Shouldice Hernia repairs with dissolvable sutures.I too am looking to have this done,but have yet to find any of his patient reviews anywhere,this is making me very nervous.

      • #28441
        Scarletville
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        I would recommend looking at the Desarda repair as it’s tension free. If you check the website it outlines the benefits, it’s also an easier surgery to perform.

      • #28442
        Scarletville
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        May I ask what you mean by Desarda technique criticism Mike?

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