Open Hernia Repair with Mesh by Dr. Iraniha
At the beginning of evolution of hernia repair, all surgical techniques were based on the primary repair of hernia defects by approximating the tissue with sutures. Unfortunately, most of those techniques were associated with high reoccurrence of the hernia defects. The recurrence of the hernias remained a plague of the hernia surgery for decades, until the synthetic surgical mesh were introduced to repair the hernia or reinforce the hernia closure in 1940`s. The concept of using a foreign material (mesh) in hernia repair is to activate and exaggerate the scar tissue formation at the site of the hernia defect (foreign body reaction). The mesh does also work as a platform for the scar tissue to grow into, reinforce and strengthen the scar tissue and create an extremely strong final products to withstand the constant intraabdominal pressure. Using mesh for open hernia repair with mesh surgery has allowed the surgeons to offer more durable hernia repair technique with less chance of recurrence. However, using a foreign material (mesh) has not been without the adverse consequences. There have been reports of chronic pain related to the mesh, chronic and recurrent mesh infection, and adhesions of the intraabdominal contents such as bowel to the mesh creating bowel obstruction, fistula and perforation. Many reported complications have been associated with recalled mesh products that are no longer in the market, however, all medical devices implanted during surgery carry certain risks and benefits.
Risks and benefits of Open Hernia Repair with Mesh
These risks and benefits need to be evaluated and fully discussed with the patient during the initial consultation with the expert hernia surgeon. At Surgical Oasis Institute Dr Iraniha, a hernia repair expert will evaluate the patient thoroughly to diagnose the hernia correctly and then the surgeon will customize the best option to repair the patient`s hernia defect. This decision depends on the type of the hernia, the location and size of the hernia, the condition of the tissue surrounding the hernia as well as the other patient`s medical condition. The surgeon also considers the risks and benefits of using the mesh in repair of the hernia and finally creates a customized plan to repair the defect after thorough discussion with patient.
Surgical techniques for open hernia repair with mesh have continued to be refined in hopes of providing a repair with less chance of recurrence, less acute and chronic pain, less complications, faster recovery and better long term quality of life.
At surgical Oasis Institute, a discussion with Dr. Iraniha hernia repair expert who has expertise in open hernia repair with mesh and all types of hernias and is familiar with all methods and techniques of hernia repair would give the patient the best possible options and alternatives to reach the desired goals. Are you having questions? Call Dr. Iraniha today at (949) 646-8444 Thank you.