Anyone had hernia surgery? I'm going for surgery soon

Posted by sheikham1 @sheikham1, Oct 5, 2021

Is any one had hernia surgery and have complications with the mesh ? As I am going for surgery soon and I have been researching most of people had problem after the surgery because of mesh

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@sheikham1, good for you for asking questions and doing your research before surgery. Here are some links to previous discussions on this forum that you may wish to review.

– Chronic abdominal pain after cystectomy and or inguinal hernia repair: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/chronic-abdominal-pain-after-cystectomy-and-or-inguinal-hernia-repair/
– Hernia surgery: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/hernia-surgery-203f7f/
– Inguinal Hernia Mesh Repair Pain: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/inguinal-hernia-mesh-repair-pain/

I think this article from Mayo Clinic might also interest you as you gather information
Stitch by Stitch — Mayo Clinic Hernia Repair Model Helps Surgeons Hone Critical Skills: https://sharing.mayoclinic.org/2017/08/23/stitch-by-stitch-mayo-clinic-hernia-repair-model-helps-surgeons-hone-critical-skills/

Allow me to also tag other members who have experience with hernia like @saucy @faithann64 @ken82 @faithincrisis

Sheikham, are you creating a list of questions to ask your surgeon? What questions would you want answers to before choosing surgery?

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I had Bard 3D Max Mesh implanted in me in 2017 to fix a inguinal hernia. Moderate to severe pain began in 2019 and that is where I'm at now. I received the standard response from 2 surgeons, go get some physical therapy or go to a pain clinic. It's not the mesh. Guess what, it is the mesh. I am 6' 1", 185lbs, athletic, I run, I lift weights, golf, tennis, bike, I am fit! Sitting is painful, standing up is painful, bending over to tie my shoelaces is painful, driving my car is uncomfortable, severe pain after a round of golf, severe pain doing squats.
No warning about the risks, no education about this implant, heck my initial surgical consult took 20 minutes tops.
I cannot find any surgeon in Charlotte, NC who will admit that the Mesh is the cause of this disaster.
The Cleveland Clinic seems to be the only avenue that I can approach with my problem.
It's your call, good luck.

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@1tag

I had Bard 3D Max Mesh implanted in me in 2017 to fix a inguinal hernia. Moderate to severe pain began in 2019 and that is where I'm at now. I received the standard response from 2 surgeons, go get some physical therapy or go to a pain clinic. It's not the mesh. Guess what, it is the mesh. I am 6' 1", 185lbs, athletic, I run, I lift weights, golf, tennis, bike, I am fit! Sitting is painful, standing up is painful, bending over to tie my shoelaces is painful, driving my car is uncomfortable, severe pain after a round of golf, severe pain doing squats.
No warning about the risks, no education about this implant, heck my initial surgical consult took 20 minutes tops.
I cannot find any surgeon in Charlotte, NC who will admit that the Mesh is the cause of this disaster.
The Cleveland Clinic seems to be the only avenue that I can approach with my problem.
It's your call, good luck.

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Hello @1tag, Welcome to Connect. Thanks for sharing your experience with the mesh used to fix a inguinal hernia.
Here's some information you may have already seen that may be helpful — Laparoscopic mesh removal for otherwise intractable inguinal pain following endoscopic hernia repair is feasible, safe and may be effective in selected patients: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28840390/

Have you looked into mesh removal surgery at the Cleveland Clinic?

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@1tag

I had Bard 3D Max Mesh implanted in me in 2017 to fix a inguinal hernia. Moderate to severe pain began in 2019 and that is where I'm at now. I received the standard response from 2 surgeons, go get some physical therapy or go to a pain clinic. It's not the mesh. Guess what, it is the mesh. I am 6' 1", 185lbs, athletic, I run, I lift weights, golf, tennis, bike, I am fit! Sitting is painful, standing up is painful, bending over to tie my shoelaces is painful, driving my car is uncomfortable, severe pain after a round of golf, severe pain doing squats.
No warning about the risks, no education about this implant, heck my initial surgical consult took 20 minutes tops.
I cannot find any surgeon in Charlotte, NC who will admit that the Mesh is the cause of this disaster.
The Cleveland Clinic seems to be the only avenue that I can approach with my problem.
It's your call, good luck.

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Thanks for your response. My research leads me to the only institution that recognizes this issue. How do I start the process? Would nice to talk with someone.

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@1tag

Thanks for your response. My research leads me to the only institution that recognizes this issue. How do I start the process? Would nice to talk with someone.

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1tag, if you are looking to submit an appointment request with Mayo Clinic, please use this link: http://mayocl.in/1mtmR63

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