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Dr. Repta is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Scottsdale, AZ, specializing in hernia mesh revision surgery. He uses the latest surgical techniques to remove the faulty mesh and re-repair the hernia without mesh. In fact, he provides no mesh repairs even for the primary hernia surgery to circumvent the risk of complications.

Symptoms of Hernia Mesh Pain

The symptoms of hernia mesh pain usually start manifesting three to six months after the surgery. In some cases, the pain resolves once the incisions and tissues heal, but in other cases, the patients suffer from chronic and long-term pain. Chronic hernia mesh pains can last years and be debilitating.

The following are the most common mesh-related symptoms and complications:

  • Burning sensations
  • Foreign object sensations
  • Inflammation
  • Infections
  • Swelling
  • Constant pain
  • Painful ejaculation
  • Painful intercourse
  • Pins-and-needles
  • Radiating pains
  • Shooting pains
  • Tingling sensations
  • Pulling sensations
  • Testicular pains
  • Intestinal blockage

Causes of Hernia Mesh Pain

Mesh Erosion: Polypropylene mesh often erodes into the surrounding tissues, leading to chronic hernia mesh pains.

Adverse Reactions: The human body often induces inflammations when it identifies foreign objects. Since the mesh is a foreign object, it often leads to inflammation, irritation, and nerve damage.

Nerve Entrapment: The mesh can entrap one of the three major nerves in the abdominals, leading to chronic testicular or groin pains. In some cases, the nerve can grow into the mesh and become entrapped.

Mesh Migration: The mesh can migrate into the spermatic cord, i.e., the region carrying the sperm, leading to sharp testicular, ejaculation, and intercourse pains.

Mesh Removal After Hernia Surgery

If you identify with any of the symptoms or complications mentioned above, you might be the right candidate for mesh removal. The emergence of mesh pains indicates that something has gone wrong. As such, waiting for the pain to resolve itself is futile because it will most likely lead to advanced complications. To avoid mesh-related complications, hernia mesh revision surgery is essential.

Mesh removal after hernia surgery is far more complex and challenging than primary hernia repair surgery. As such, it should only be performed by board-certified surgeons, like Dr. Repta. Depending on the type of mesh used, the surgeon will have to remove all or parts of the mesh. Once the mesh is removed, the abdominal walls will have to be repaired or rebuilt.

Mesh removal surgery takes 1-2 hours and is performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia. Depending on the surgical techniques required, the recovery process might last several weeks or months. Dr. Repta will provide the recovery guidelines.

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No Mesh Hernia Repair: The Ideal Alternative

As the aforementioned information highlights, traditional hernia surgeries with mesh are risky and complicated. That’s why Dr. Repta avoids the traditional hernia repair surgery in favor of a no-mesh approach. His personalized surgical technique doesn’t involve any implants or foreign objects, so there’s a negligible risk of complications.

Dr. Repta’s no mesh hernia repair doesn’t involve surgical mesh for reinforcement of the hernia. Instead, he stitches the abdominal wall tissues together and uses them to suture the hernia, thus using the body’s natural tissues to reinforce the hernia. As such, there’s no risk of rejections, inflammations, or other complications.

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Why Choose Dr. Repta?

Dr. Repta is an internationally-renowned and board-certified plastic surgeon in Scottsdale, AZ. He has performed numerous mesh removal surgeries and hernia repairs using his specialized no-mesh approach with stunning results and success. If you’re experiencing mesh-related pains or considering the primary hernia repair, please schedule an appointment to discuss your options with Dr. Repta.

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Umbilical hernia repair is an important procedure for those experiencing this condition. If you’re interested in working with Dr. Repta to correct these issues, the first step is to contact us to schedule a consultation. He will examine you and carefully listen to your symptoms to create a treatment plan just for you. With Dr. Repta’s gentle bedside manner and discussion, you will feel relaxed and informed on the procedure and recovery process. To get started, contact us today. 

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