Technology MESH Repair. Strengthening the abdominal wall. Reduction of hernia recurrence rates.
Have the recurrence rates been still seen 5-10% after hernia surgery?
From statistical data, hernias usually have a high rate of recurrence which might appear at or near the site of the original hernia. Recurrence mostly happens due to persistent risk factors which consistently increase pressure in the abdominal wall such as smoking that causes chronic cough, strain during bowel movement from constipation, daily activities such as lifting heavy objects and untreated benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The recurrence of hernias in the elderly is also commonly found due to the weakened muscles of the abdominal wall.
To enhance the strength of muscles in the abdominal wall, during hernia surgery, “surgical mesh” will be implanted to provide additional support to weakened areas. The majority of surgical mesh devices currently available for use are constructed from safe synthetic materials. Not only reducing the tenderness and pain after surgery, but mesh repair also significantly helps minimizing the chance of hernia recurrence.
For more information, please contact:
Surgery Center, 1st Floor, Bangkok Hospital.