• I’m the same age as you with a relatively small right inguinal hernia but It’s always caused me great discomfort and pain since before it protruded. If you don’t want a mesh there are a lot of tissue repairs techniques available to name a few: Desarda, Shouldice, Bassini, Kang and McVay. Assuming you’re of average weight at your age if you get a…[Read more]

  • Thank you very much for your reply Dr Towfigh. My surgeon has made me aware that should a tissue repair fail that mesh is the next step. I wish to understand the risks involved in this so I can make the best most well informed decision for myself. You mentioned that you know the recurrence rate is higher for tissue repairs using absorbable…[Read more]

  • Thank you for replying. I wouldn’t say I’m choosing the suture material but I do have choice. Desarda used to use prolene sutures which my surgeon prefers using as they have achieved good results with this and haven’t used absorbable sutures. Desarda now uses Polydioxanone absorbable sutures which my surgeon is willing to use but hasn’t used them…[Read more]

  • I’ve found a very good surgeon that is happy to perform a Desarda repair on what he suspects is an indirect right inguinal hernia I have. The surgeon would prefer to use prolene sutures for the repair but is willing to use absorbable sutures which is the decision I’d like some help with. My ideal repair will leave nothing behind in the long term…[Read more]

  • I’ve been meaning to bring this to the attention of primarily the MDs on this forum since I discovered this paper in November 2019 however have been extremely busy.

    It has been discovered that nanoplastics which our water and food contain and of course the meshes used for hernia repair, cause very fast confrontational changes in our cells. This…[Read more]

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