NO MESH HERNIA REPAIR
No Mesh Hernia Repair in Gilbert and Scottsdale AZ
Hernia Repair in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Gilbert, and Surrounding AZ Cities
A hernia is a hole that occurs when an organ or fatty tissue squeezes through a weak point usually in the abdominal wall. This causes some of the inner abdominal contents to protrude out and form a bulge under the skin. Small intestines are the most common organ to bulge out. However, the large intestines, pelvic organs and the omentum may also protrude. The most common type of hernia happens in the inguinal region (inner groin).
HERNIA REPAIR SURGERY
Hernia repair surgery is considered to be a simple procedure, but there can be complications. About 1 million hernia procedures are performed in the US every year. Gilbert-based hernia repair plastic surgeon, Dr. Jude LaBarbera, helps patients in Scottsdale, Phoenix and other surrounding Arizona areas overcome this condition. Most of Dr. LaBarbera’s hernia patients are young athletes.
TYPES OF HERNIA
- Inguinal hernia
- Incisional hernias
- Femoral hernia
- Umbilical hernia
Inguinal hernia – one of the most common types of hernia, this happens when tissue protrudes through a weakened spot in the groin muscle. Most inguinal hernias happen because a small opening in the muscle wall does not close as it should before birth. This leaves a weakened spot in the belly where tissues can push through creating a bulge. The main symptoms of this type of hernia include a protrusion in the groin or scrotum. It may hurt, burn, and feels like a round lump. In some cases, the bulge may appear seemingly from nowhere after you cough, strain, laugh, or lift heavy weights.
Incisional hernias – the intestines bulge via the abdominal wall at a previous surgery site. This type of hernia can be found in anyone who has had abdominal surgery, even small incisions from laparoscopic surgery
Ventral hernias – this is found along the midline of the abdomen where the abdominal wall has some inherent weakness due to there not being any muscles located in this location.
Femoral hernia – this manifests when the intestines protrude into the canal that houses the femoral artery to the upper thigh. This type of hernia is typical in women, particularly obese or pregnant women.
Umbilical hernia – the small intestine bulge via the abdominal wall proximate to the navel. This is usual in newborns but may also affect women who are obese, and those who’ve had many children.
Note: Whichever type of hernia you may be suffering from, surgeons have a number of treatment methods at their disposal, including mesh and non- mesh techniques.
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What does ‘mesh’ hernia repair entail?
Today, a ‘mesh’ product is usually used in hernia repairs. A mesh is basically a flat sheet of prosthetic material that is used to ‘patch’ or cover a hernia. This approach has been around for over 5 decades now. Before this approach became widespread in the industry, hernia repairs were done by suturing the hernia closed. However, for 25-50% of patients, this methodology resulted to hernias returning later. There are different types of meshes available to surgeons today, including some that are made of biologic materials, and others that degrade over time. The most common mesh type is created from a plastic material that resembles a window screen.
Increased risk of long term complications with mesh hernia repair
For a long time now, mesh repair was considered the ‘gold standard’ treatment for different types of hernia. Recently, though, the widespread use of these products has been widely questioned. Side effects such as rejection, migration, chronic pain as well as risk of infection have been widely discussed in the media. Due to this negative press and first-hand accounts from patients who experienced notable problems from mesh hernia repair, many new patients are looking for alternative treatments. The better alternative is no mesh hernia repair.
No mesh hernia repair surgery
Dr. Jude LaBarbera offers – and is highly skilled – in – the no mesh hernia repair technique that was pioneered by an Indian Surgeon, Dr. Mohan Desarda. This widely acclaimed technique entails using live muscle tissue adjoining the affected site to reinforce and repair the weakened area. With this treatment, there’s an extremely low recurrence rate. There are also minimal early or late postoperative complications – if any at all. No mesh hernia surgery is performed under general anesthesia at Dr. LaBarbera’s ultra-modern operating room and takes about 90 minutes to complete.
Dr. Jude LaBarbera has been at the forefront of no mesh hernia repair not only in Gilbert but across the state of Arizona. He has used this innovative technique to help patients completely put their hernia and its associated complications behind them.
No Mesh Hernia Repair Surgical Approach
Before the hernia repair procedure, Dr. Jude LaBarbera may use diagnostic imaging techniques such as MRI or CT scan to analyze the type of hernia that you have, as well as the complexity for treatment. The diagnosis will determine what treatment method the surgeon will use to accomplish the best results. Dr. LaBarbera will also provide pre-procedure instructions that you should adhere to before the surgery. Typically, patients are required to refrain or eating or drinking at least 8 hours before the procedure. Individuals who smoke may be asked to stop for a few weeks before the procedure. Dr. LaBarbera will also discuss your medical history and any prescription medication or supplements that you may be taking.
During the no mesh repair surgery, Dr. Jude LaBarbera will close and secure the hernia by carefully stitching the tissues of the abdominal wall closed in layers.
Recovery after no mesh hernia surgery
In cases of minimally invasive non mesh hernia surgery, patients are able to go home the same day. For patients who need complex surgery to remedy the issue, a few days’ hospital stay may be necessary so Dr. LaBarbera can monitor you. Most hernia patients are able to get back to normal daily activities within 1-4 weeks but will need to wait at least 6 weeks before engaging in exercise and vigorous activities. Dr. LaBarbera will provide post-operative instructions that you should follow in order to avoid complications and ensure a quick recovery.
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