What's wrong with hernia mesh?

Are you saying mesh surgery is a bad thing?

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?"

PubMed article 16412468
Hernia mesh complications

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