Author: The Hernia Coach

2 Major Problems With Mesh: Chronic Abdominal Pain & Mesh Erosion Into Cecum

Ann Gastroenterol. 2011; 24(4): 321–324. PMCID: PMC3959323 Chronic abdominal pain secondary to mesh erosion into cecum following incisional hernia repair: a case report and literature review Divyangkumar Gandhi, Szember Marcin, Zhang Xin, Bale Asha, Dharmesh Kaswala, and Brelvi Zamir Author information ► Article notes ► Copyright and License information ► This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Go to: Abstract Incisional hernias following abdominal operations are a common complication. Mesh is… Read more →

Hernia Mesh Felt Like ‘scratching from inside’

NHS hernia mesh repairs ‘leaving patients in chronic pain’ By Anna Collinson Reporter, Victoria Derbyshire programme BBC     NHS England is using mesh to repair hernias which leaves many patients in chronic pain, surgeons have told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme. The concerns come after it emerged that more than 800 women are taking legal action against the NHS over the… Read more →

Fennel Congee & Tea: Food Medicine for Healing Hernias

Fennel Congee Tea posted by CHEF GINA NOVEMBER 10,2014 in TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE Congee is a slow-cooked rice porridge used in Chinese culture and medicine as a healing food… and it is also known as “breakfast”. 🙂 Slow cooked rice is easily digested and serves as a vehicle for any other nutrients cooked with it. Rice is used in this way to increase bioavailablity for the… Read more →

Hernia Surgical Repair: The Primary Non-Mesh Alternatives

NON-MESH HERNIA REPAIR TECHNIQUES Suturing repair “Non-mesh hernia repair is also known as tissue or suturing repair. Examples include primary closure of a small umbilical hernia or inguinal hernia repair using the Shouldice, Bassini, McVay and Desarda techniques.” (Source: HERNIA REPAIR TECHNIQUES: Non-Mesh) 1) Shouldice Technique 2) Bassini Technique 3) McVay Technique 4) Desarda Technique (Tension-free repair)   Other surgical repair techniques… Read more →

Hernia Surgery Can Have Complications

HERNIA SURGERY COMPLICATIONS Beverly Hills Hernia Center Any operation, including for hernias, has inherent risks and complications. Surgery should not be taken lightly. This is not “minor” surgery.  That said, most outpatient hernia repairs are considered low-risk.  We see a lot of complicated, high-risk patients and so their hernia or hernia-related operations are usually not low-risk. Each patient has their own… Read more →