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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining protrudes thru, creating a sac. Organs from within the abdominal cavity, such as the intestine, can protrude thru the hole and get stuck in the sac. Many hernias develop during fetal life and become evident in childhood or as an adult. Some develop following a prior abdominal operation. The cornerstone ...Read more


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How safe is hernia mesh?

How safe is hernia mesh?

Very safe when used: Mesh should be very safe if used properly and in situations that it is called for. The concern is the immune status and infection conditions of the person in whom the mesh is inserted. ...Read more

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Is the mesh treatment for incisional hernia safe to do?

Is the mesh treatment for incisional hernia safe to do?

Yes: There are however many different clinical scenarios, including the size and location of the hernia that will dictate the technique of repair which in turn will dictate the type of mesh that is best for you. ...Read more

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Inguinal hernia mesh is it safe?

Inguinal hernia mesh is it safe?

Yes: Fixing inguinal hernias with mesh has become the standard of care. It reduces the risk of hernia repair failure significantly and reduces the post operative pain as compared to traditional tissue only repairs. ...Read more

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Had hernia repair with mesh 4 months ago. Started gym a week ago and i got almost 0 pains in that area. Is it safe to try lifting heavier weights?

Should be fine: Activity after hernia repair is usually "as tolerated". Furthermore, at fou months, the scar tissue is over 90% of its ultimate strength. Don't hesitate to call your surgeon i there are any problems, or questions about your specific case. ...Read more

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How safe is a mesh when used for an inguinal hernia?

This procedure is: done quite often by general surgeons. it is best to discuss the risks and benefits of any procedure with the surgeon doing the procedure. typically any time there is a foreign element introduced in the body it does have the risk to become infected. ...Read more

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I had 4 c-sections. Repaired hernia with medical mesh. I have saggy belly and i want to go in gor liposuction. Is it safe?

I had 4 c-sections. Repaired hernia with medical mesh. I have saggy belly and i want to go in gor liposuction.  Is it safe?

Prob Not Indicatated: Most patients in your situation, do not benefit from liposuction surgery alone. Tummy tuck surgery is usually indicated for patients with your history. Of course, accurate advice would require in-person consultation. Make sure that you seek consultation with board certified plastic surgeons. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Ventral hernia surgery tomorrow with possible mesh. How safe is surgery? How long surgery usually take? Very scared! please help calm my fears thanks!

Ventral hernia surgery tomorrow with possible mesh. How safe is surgery? How long surgery usually take? Very scared! please help calm my fears thanks!

Info in consent: Unless there are contraindications, mesh is usually used for defects >4 cm. The repair can be performed laparoscopically or open. Complications include wound infection (12-18% after open surgery, less after laparoscopic aproach), bowel injury (up to 20% during open surgery, 1% laparoscopic), seroma formation, prolonged post-operative pain. Length of the operation varies from case to case (1-4 hrs). ...Read more

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Is groin hernia surgery with Prefix Plug Mesh safe? Saw lots of good and bad things about it

Is groin hernia surgery with Prefix Plug Mesh safe? Saw lots of good and bad things about it

Short answer yes: There has been a lot of research comparing the different ways to fix hernias. There is really very little difference. The most important factor is what method your surgeon is most comfortable using. There have been reports of complications with all mesh hernia repairs but are not common. The thing is, repair without mesh is not close to as reliable as with mesh. Talk to your surgeon more. ...Read more