No hernia mesh for children, especially not for children

Should I let a general surgeon put mesh in my 16 year old child?

No. Hell no. Come see me or see a pediatric surgeon in your local community. Pediatric surgeons are much smarter than general surgeons and are much better surgeons. The repair that they do on children has a recurrence rate of 1%. Mesh pain can ruin his life..

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