Depending on the location of your hernia and the extent of damage to the muscle wall, the team at Texas Hernia Specialist may recommend a no-mesh or mesh procedure to perform your hernia repair. Dr. Rick Ngo is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and has the experience and expertise to determine which of these methods is best suited to your needs. Understanding the differences between these two procedures will help you to take a more active role in your own hernia treatment.
No-Mesh Hernia Repair
Dr. Ngo will typically use no-mesh hernia surgery in relatively straightforward cases. More simple cases may require protruding tissues and organs be placed back in their correct position and the weakened spot and gap be stitched together and reinforced. These procedures may be performed as minimally invasive surgeries, which typically reduces the hernia surgery recovery time and minimizes pain and discomfort.
Mesh-Reinforced Hernia Surgery Procedures
Mesh-reinforced hernia repair procedures are used when simple stitching is not enough to ensure support for weakened areas of the muscle wall. Absorbable mesh is most easily accepted by the body and will break down over time. This allows your body’s natural muscle tissue to receive the support to heal effectively. Non-absorbable mesh runs the risk of potential rejection by the body but provides superior support over a longer period of time.
The decision to use mesh or no-mesh hernia surgery techniques will be made by your hernia doctor in consultation with you and your family. The entire team at Texas Hernia Specialist will provide you with the information and support you need to make the right choice for your hernia repair. Call us today at (713) 255-6363 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ngo. We look forward to the chance to serve you.