Hernia Surgery - Mesh

The use of surgical Mesh to repair hernia has consistently demonstrated a reduced hernia recurrence rate when compared to hernia repair without surgical Mesh. A surgical mesh is a device used to provide additional support to weak or damaged tissue. Almost all types of surgical Mesh are created from synthetic materials or animal tissue.
The surgical Mesh made from synthetic materials is found in knitted or non-knitted forms. The synthetic materials can also be absorbable, non-absorbable, or a combination of both absorbable or non-absorbable materials.
Also, the hernia mesh derived from animal tissue such as intestine or skin is processed and disinfected to be used as an implant device. The animal-derived Mesh is absorbable and mostly produced from a pig (porcine) or cow (bovine) source.
The non-absorbable Mesh remains in the body indefinitely and is considered to be a permanent implant solution. It also provides durable reinforcement to the repaired hernia. On the other hand, absorbable Mesh degrades and loses strength with time. As the material degrades, it intends new tissue growth to provide strength to the repaired hernia.

Types of Hernia Mesh

3D Mesh:

A 3 D mesh is implanted into the defect of hernia through a small incision taken at the groin area approximately four cms. It is a quick surgery and recovery is fast. The patient has to stay 12-24 hours in the hospital. Economical and highly effective in preventing a recurrence. Recommended for young and working persons.

The 3D mesh implant is made from polypropylene and is used in open surgery to perform a “tension free” repair of certain types of inguinal hernia. It is a permanent synthetic implant that will stay in your body forever, so you must choose carefully after consulting with your doctor if this is the right choice for you.

To place the 3D Mesh implant, the surgeon does not always need to make a big space on top of the hernia to put a flat mesh. It reduces the risk of damaging sensitive nerves around that area of the groin. Those nerves have been associated with post-operative pain.

The 3D Mesh is placed using a standard open hernia procedure. A 2 inch (5cm) incision is made above the hernia. Like all other open procedure, your surgeon would dissect out the hernia sac. When the sac is free, they will return it to the abdomen, and then with their finger would open a small space below the muscle to place the small flat disk.

When space is prepared, the 3D Mesh is loaded into the delivery device and “inject” into the hernia hole. The flower then springs open and fill the hernia hole. The rear disk would be placed and controlled, and then the abdominal wall closed above the implant.

A proper consultation with your doctor on all the options available (surgical and non-surgical) will help you to make an educated and informed decision about your surgery.

2D Mesh:

A 2D Mesh is inserted flat Mesh is inserted into the hernia defect covering all orifices to prevent further recurrence. A small cut is made at the groin area approx 4-5 cms and surgery is done after reducing the sac. It is a quick repair with less stay in hospital of at least one day. It is recommended mostly for older people.

The 2D Mesh is used in open surgery to perform a “tension free” repair of certain types of inguinal hernia. It is a permanent synthetic implant, which means it will stay in your body forever, so choose carefully after consulting with your doctor and determine if the 2D Mesh/Flat Mesh is the right choice for you. There are alternatives to 2D Mesh, and your physician will help you choose the right procedure and implant-based upon the patient’s individual needs.

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