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Is Mesh Safe For Hernia
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to use mesh for hernia repair if you have a hip prostheses on the same side of the body as the hernia?
No Problem: No literature citations re: problemsGet a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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