Chronic discomfort or pain following hernia repair is experienced by a small number of patients.
This discomfort in part may be caused by the sutures or staples catching small nerves during hernia repair. Not using sutures or staples may potentially cut down on long-term post-operative pain or discomfort following hernia repair. This appears to be borne out by longterm trials with the mesh.
Oxford Hernia Clinic was pleased to be the first hernia clinic in the UK to use ProGrip™ as its preferred mesh for hernia repair and we are currently the largest user of the mesh in the UK, having performed almost 4000 procedures.
We can however repair your hernia with a No Mesh Technique if you prefer, Mr Sadler will discuss this option with you as part of your Consent.