McVay Hernia Repair

The McVay hernia repair is derived from the Bassini hernia repair. It is a transversalis fascia based repair that incorporates Coopers ligiment in the repair. This has the advantage over the Bassini repair of dealing with potential recurrences through the femoral canal.

We do not endorse a particular named repair technique. We believe that a hernia surgeon should be familiar with all of the named repairs as he would all of his many surgical tools. We prefer non-mesh hernia repairs for the sake of avoiding mesh related chronic pain.

The Art of Hernia Surgery

Why do surgeons refuse to repair hernias without mesh?

Recovering from mesh pain

ASIA Syndrome

Video - Hernia Repair

Hernia Mesh Voices - What Mesh Victims have to say

The Standard of Care

Introducing The Hernia Letter

Seven reasons not to have mesh hernia surgery

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Hernia Repair

Cognitive Dissonance

What Patients Know

Mesh Bandwagon

Onset of Hernia Mesh Pain

Hernia Mesh Symptoms

Shouldice Hospital - Canadian Hernia Society Meeting

Results - Mesh Removal Survey II

Why does hernia mesh hurt?

Open Letter in Support of Mesh Pain Patients

Pain related sexual dysfunction after inguinal herniorrhaphy

Advice to patients with chronic pain after mesh hernia surgery

A note to hernia surgeons

Why do some surgeons say that hernia mesh should not be removed?

"Milan—Chronic groin pain after hernia surgery is now considered the most important issue facing inguinal hernia surgeons and their patients. Yet, there is still much uncertainty surrounding what causes the pain and how to prevent it." - Victoria Stern, General Surgery News

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