Believe dr. Koch and Mushenik are associated with this site and they will source you out to one of them depending on where you live etc May be other surgeons involved too
They are doing the procedure at LSU. The article says they’ve done over 300 so far.
I am not sure if they are find them for only certain types of hernias (ie umbilical ) or all hernias. It seems it can be done for all even though the inguinal area may be a more complex repair . At the very least it seems that the skin “mesh” can be used…[Read more]
I should add this is human skin and I believe from the patient. This isn’t freakin pig skin or intestines!!!
This gets me really excited. And seems so logical. Hmmm a hernia patch made out of skin/tissue or a piece of plastic to put inside the human body. I hope this can gain traction.
The patient in this article had it done to repair a umbilical hernia but i see no reason the concept can’t be used for all hernias.
They quote pure tissue repairs as h…[Read more]
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Jnomesh replied to the topic Interesting research paper/thesis on the right material for hernia mesh in the forum Hernia Discussion 3 months, 1 week ago
Yeah it’s obvious that there is a alternative out there that mimics the concept of what mesh is intended to do but without all the side affects.
I mean tissue graft or regeneration has to be a starting pong but it all comes down to cost and profit.
I’m sure there are alternatives out there but are probably to expensive to produce with low profit margins.
This is the problem patients find themselves in: lack of choice lack of viable options.
Mesh rules the industry.
If a surgeon says he could do a non mesh repair but doesn’t feel comfortable or quotes a super high recurrence rate it means he or she doesn’t do them regularly it at all but may know how to do them from a text book standpoint and it’…[Read more]
I think both comments have validity.
What I like about dr. Brown’s approach is that he looks at the tissue and what’s going on inside the patient and then decides on the best approach and he says he is skilled on all of them.
Not sure if he checks for a femoral hernia or not.
I’d imagine say one has a direct hernia but say the direct area tissu…[Read more]
Totally right Alephy! They are probably the same ones that brush off their patients complaints when people come back complaining of pain, symptoms and complications.9
Jnomesh started the topic Interesting research paper/thesis on the right material for hernia mesh in the forum Hernia Discussion 3 months, 1 week ago
Dense read but loads of interesting Information
Looks somewhat promising and I Haven’t had a chance to read yet but seems a little concerning that from what you posted the concern seems to be around recurrence?
Hopefully it takes into account pain, migration, Mashoma and other factors and not simply recurrence.
I’m gonna post a research paper that someone in another for…[Read more]
I to am under the impression that indirect are the more common type of inguinal hernia.
It’s interesting what dr. Kang reports.
He does a different type repair depending on whether it’s a direct or indirect hernia. I once asked him what If someone has both types on one side and he said then he would do two repairs (in one operation) for each one…[Read more]
No one knows what the real complication/pain rate is regarding mesh surgeries.
And we will never know because there is no mesh registry. With no registry we don’t know the true rate of complications and for example which meshes have more problems or success risk other. It’s the big elephant in the room.
Let’s not also forget that if you came in th…[Read more]
The radiologist and surgeons all misread my scans twice.
The first time they said I didn’t have any hernias and for 13 months I was in pain and has swelling. Laparoscopic repair with mesh revealed I had 2 hernias indirect and direct. How could 2 hernias be missed?
After mesh Surgery severe flare ups and a squeezing like feeling and heaviness in a…[Read more]
I don’t know the singer or the bands he is in but his story sounds like so many.
A few take aways:
I just don’t know how we are supposed to trust the pain % rate associated with hernia mesh that are reported when so many peo…[Read more]
I think this is a great idea.
Especially about the most of doctors that specialize in no mesh repairs (besides the 3 or 4 that routinely pop up and are widely known) and the best of the best surgeons for mesh removal and post mesh complications.
There are a few other FB mesh forums that also have comprehensive lists of surgeons who do mesh removal…[Read more]
Could be interesting. Looks like it may be targeted for women’s prolapse and hernias but don’t see why it wouldn’t carry over to make hernias. Not sure exactly what to make of
Yes and the only way they found out that the mesh had migrated into her intestines is that the CT showed a hernia recurrence. If the CT scan didn’t show that then they would of never went in to operate and thus would of never found the mesh all screwed up and doing damage.
She would of just been another person with symptoms blamed on everything B…[Read more]
It’s just nuts bc Mesh can Cause so many issues and tie patient gets passed off and around to all the different specialists: GI, back, hip, PT while everyone says it’s not the mesh.
But then you hear and rad if cases like mine where once they get inside to operate they say wow what a mess regarding the mesh.
Very sad and infuriating
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