Do you recommend any mesh? My doctor wants to use it?

If I have to use mesh I will use a light weight partially reabsorbable polypropylene mesh such as UltraPro by Ethicon. Also if I have to use mesh I place it on top of and anchor it to the fascia. I do not place mesh pre-peritoneal or intra-peritoneal.

There is no such thing as perfectly safe mesh and the new mesh is not safer than the old mesh.

If you understand and the risks of mesh and its alternatives, let your doctor pick his mesh.

Copyright (C) Kevin C. Petersen, M.D., 2005-2018, All Rights Reserved