No. I'm saying that patients need to understand the risks of mesh hernia surgery and understand the alternatives. In my own practice I use mesh selectively and only in rare cases. I do believe there is a place for mesh. If I feel it is needed I always I warn my patients of the risks. I never use mesh for routine primary inguinal hernia repairs. See link below: The American Journal of Surgery, "Hernia Repair: why do we continue to perform mesh repair in the face of the human toll of inguinodynia?"