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I had a ventral hernia repaired with mesh. Should I be worried?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: No.

Various types of mesh have been used for over 40 years as a means of bridging the gap when repairing (larger) hernias.
This has significantly reduced the risk of recurrence but at the expense of some complications that are unique to mesh placement. These include mesh infection and scar tissue between the mesh and intra-abdominal organs. Overall, current mesh is very safe and effective.

In brief: No.

Various types of mesh have been used for over 40 years as a means of bridging the gap when repairing (larger) hernias.
This has significantly reduced the risk of recurrence but at the expense of some complications that are unique to mesh placement. These include mesh infection and scar tissue between the mesh and intra-abdominal organs. Overall, current mesh is very safe and effective.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Why?

Ventral hernia surgery performed with mesh is very common type of procedure.
What are you concerned about?

In brief: Why?

Ventral hernia surgery performed with mesh is very common type of procedure.
What are you concerned about?
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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