Parietex Mesh (New to US Market)
ALS

El Monte, CA

#41 Nov 14, 2010
Linda wrote:
Can someone tell me where I can find information on umbilical hernias? I seem to find more on 'other' hernias, and not many on umbilical hernias. I had mine a year ago, no pain with it, but it is getting bigger and is ugly, and I don't want to keep it this way.
Would love to hear from someone else with one.
Thanks.
You can go Dr. David Grischkan's website. I know someone who flew from Seattle years ago to have his repaird there at the Hernia Center of Ohio. He has a phone nume which is toll free and you can call him. I am being specific now, as I am not sure I would recommend him for his other hernia repairs but he did an excellent job on an umbilical hernia on a friend. It cost some money to go there but being about 8 years out, it looks like everything is well above average as the outcome.

The friend of mine gave me the impression he uses different techniques depending on the circumstance.

Ohterwise, I am definately aware of someone having such a repair and failing shortly thereafter by someone on the East coast. I don't remember who the particular surgeon was.

Now, you did address this on a Parietex forum. I don't know if anyone uses Parietex mesh to do this. But I am sure some surgeons use this mesh.

Swimmerinshoreline@Yahoocom
Aubrey
stephanieneoke

Seattle, WA

#42 Nov 14, 2010
thankyou for this website as I am very concerned about the horrific experience I am going through right now..12 days post op , umbilical hernia, supposedly a double, they used a mesh after insisting nobody ever has a reaction from this product...my concern going in was an immune reaction to a foreign object in my body..history of autoimmune disease was given to the dr...nothing but pain and fear of what other problems this product will cause,,I want this out..any suggestions to a good dr. and attorney?? thank you for your time..please replie with your thoughts
Jim

United States

#43 Dec 3, 2010
stephanieneoke wrote:
thankyou for this website as I am very concerned about the horrific experience I am going through right now..12 days post op , umbilical hernia, supposedly a double, they used a mesh after insisting nobody ever has a reaction from this product...my concern going in was an immune reaction to a foreign object in my body..history of autoimmune disease was given to the dr...nothing but pain and fear of what other problems this product will cause,,I want this out..any suggestions to a good dr. and attorney?? thank you for your time..please replie with your thoughts
Check with Dr. Peter Billing outside of Seattle. I know of a similar case in where he removed mesh from a prior umbilical hernia operation, and the patient recovered without any problems. The patient had a severe foreign body response to the mesh, and the inflammation was causing him great discomfort.
Linda

Miamisburg, OH

#44 Dec 17, 2010
ALS wrote:
I had 7 surgeries on the right side and the last surgery was with UltraPro mesh.
My surgeon was Dr. Peter S. Billing who did the last surgery. I am doing very well and almost never feel any discomfort whatsoever. My prior surgeries were with heavyweight meshes and attempts to "stitch" things back without taking out the old mesh. Parietex mesh was new at the time because otherwise, he would have most likely used Parietex mesh. Anyway, Dr. Peter S. Billing near Seattle WA has done a tremendous job in getting me back on my feet.
If you have any questions my email is [email protected]
Aubrey
What kind of hernia did you have? Mine is an umbilical. It has gotten very large, after two previous surgeries. I don't see much on here for umbilical hernias.
Virtualabe

Toppenish, WA

#45 Feb 5, 2011
I have a large paraesophageal hernia that I'm trying to get operated on at the US Veterans Adm. Hospital, in Portland, Oregon, or the one in Seattle, Washington. I also have Poly Cystic Kidneys with many large Cysts on both Kidneys. I'm in constant pain of 7-9, and cannot lay down flat or sleep in a bed, due to increased pain in that position. I have to sit up in a chair all night and try to sleep that way. The Veterans Administration Hospital has a 5 month waiting list, but I've managed to get them to move me up to about 2 months, only for the Hernia. They will drain 2 cysts only. I don't get a choice of Doctors. They don't seem to give a crap, if I die in the meantime. I'd go overseas if I could find a Doctor to do it immediately, that was good.
Would appreciate any suggestions. If I survive this, I'm going to find a regular answer in the near future.
ALS

El Monte, CA

#46 Feb 6, 2011
Virtualabe wrote:
I have a large paraesophageal hernia that I'm trying to get operated on at the US Veterans Adm. Hospital, in Portland, Oregon, or the one in Seattle, Washington. I also have Poly Cystic Kidneys with many large Cysts on both Kidneys. I'm in constant pain of 7-9, and cannot lay down flat or sleep in a bed, due to increased pain in that position. I have to sit up in a chair all night and try to sleep that way. The Veterans Administration Hospital has a 5 month waiting list, but I've managed to get them to move me up to about 2 months, only for the Hernia. They will drain 2 cysts only. I don't get a choice of Doctors. They don't seem to give a crap, if I die in the meantime. I'd go overseas if I could find a Doctor to do it immediately, that was good.
Would appreciate any suggestions. If I survive this, I'm going to find a regular answer in the near future.
If you can pay for this out of your own pocket, Dr. Peter S. Billing is top bariatric surgeon.

ALS
gale

Manchester, NH

#47 Feb 22, 2011
hi i had the mesh put in my stomach two times and it broke now it broke a hole in the lining of my stomach and is in my stomach.what do you think of your mesh now
HerniaPatient

San Anselmo, CA

#48 Feb 24, 2011
Had double inguinal hernia surgery repaired with Parietex mesh in October 2009. In pain ever since. Advised to wait by the surgeon, then sent to pain specialist. Nothing helps. Recent CT scan shows mesh protrusion through abdominal wall. I am currently looking for a surgeon who is willing to take out the meshes and fix the hernia using a non-mesh method.

Good luck to everyone experiencing mesh problems.
Dan wrote:
Hi all,
I wanted to share a good mesh story with you. My surgeon used a new polyester mesh called Parietex on a ventral and inguinal hernia I had. Long story short I was back to work after a long weekend. Surgeon also used an absorbable tacker (Absorbatack)and she said the tacks will abosorb over time. She showed me the mesh, it is very soft and she said it will stay soft unlike all the other meshes available.
Ask your surgeons about Parietex...it is the real deal!!
Happy patient Dan
Dct

Woodstock, GA

#49 Mar 2, 2011
Teresa wrote:
Well I'm going straight to the point here. i need an attorney for class action for the use of paritex mesh for 2 ventral hernia repairs. if any one know an attorney please email me at [email protected] It was awful and I could have died. Lost almost 2 years of my life in the healing process.(I have pic too).
I have had problems for 3 years w/Parietex Composite mesh. Is there a recall on this 8X6" piece feels awful.
DfJ

Grand Rapids, MI

#50 May 23, 2011
I had a ventral hernia repair with the Parietex mesh in 2007 and had three since then to repair the complications associated with this, the mesh completely dissolved. It has been nothing but pain since, and now I just had another mesh put in, and guess what, its the same as b4. Great...
joannjones

Decatur, AL

#51 May 23, 2011
how r u now ihad 2 repairs and r expecting a 3rd they used composit parietex mess is there a recall that u know of i had 1st surgery in 2005 2nd in 2010 and go to dr. next wed its been back i recieved a package fromm lawyers friday hope u r better joann
Deborah

Fort Walton Beach, FL

#52 Jul 25, 2011
My son had abdominal hernia repair with composite parietex mesh. He now has lymphedema and vasculittis in his legs. Help need attorney and doctors. Do not know where to turn. The surgeon that did surgery is now sick and out of practice.
[email protected]
Dr RIKS

South Africa

#53 Aug 16, 2011
In my opinion I have found light weight meshes to be most effective for any hernia surgery, as the aim of the surgery to to get the patient back to pre-hernia quality of life, also polypropylene with large pore sizes is the best option, and the best available mesh on the market at the moment is the physiomesh as data presented on this mesh proves it to be of superior quality.
in terms of the tacking device, the securestrap proves to be the most effective (look at the Ethicon 360 website) where a comparison is made to other tacking devices, and the tacks lie flat against the abdominal wall as opposed to other tacks.
Doug

Saratoga Springs, NY

#54 Jun 5, 2012
Hi Dan,
I had a double inquinal hernia repaired with a Parietex tet1515 mesh August 2010 and like you have had pain from it ever since. My CT scan showed no abnormalities but the pain persists, moslty on the left side of my groin. Can you offer any advice about this and do you know of any law suits involving the Parietex mesh? Please E mail me at [email protected]
HerniaPatient wrote:
Had double inguinal hernia surgery repaired with Parietex mesh in October 2009. In pain ever since. Advised to wait by the surgeon, then sent to pain specialist. Nothing helps. Recent CT scan shows mesh protrusion through abdominal wall. I am currently looking for a surgeon who is willing to take out the meshes and fix the hernia using a non-mesh method.
Good luck to everyone experiencing mesh problems.
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Newly53

Lawrenceville, GA

#55 Jun 21, 2012
I am a 59 year old in good health that has had 3 inguinal Hernias, I work in receiving in a major outdoors sporting goods shop I lift heavy materials/boxes at times, I recently had a bypass of the artery that feeds the intestines (an aneurysm on the artery -SMA- was 4 times as big as the artery it was on) and a while afterwards suffered a large ventral hernia as a result. I went to the surgeon who did the open inguinal repairs (they were re-ocurring) and he repaired the ventral hernia only to have it reocur (sorry can't spell today), because both my employer and I were tired of the repeated operations I went to a local university hospital,(I have retiree medical Insurance from another job)and my laprascopic surgery was 3 weeks ago(prior to this they were the old fashion cut from the top and suture repairs), and a large 20x27 cm parietex ptfe (or ptfv) patch was used, it was painful at first but I am getting better, The Doctor says that after a month I can go back to work lifting only 20lbs (for a month and then back to normal lifting), and I need to wear a brace when I am lifting, something the other Doctor said not to wear. currently I cannot feel either patch, as much as I did the open inguinal and ventral hernia patch, (they repaired the inguinal hernia again as well), I feel much more confident and the doctor said that I only have about a 5% or less chance of suffering another hernia and I can go back to regular lifting in about 2.5 months as long as I wear the brace. For what its worth I think the parietex patch and laprascopic surgery is the way to go, I too am tired of the abdominal surgeries. The bypass of the SM Artery was the worst, I have a scar that runs from the pelvic to the breast bone and my intestines were moved onto a tray to the side while they did the bypass (artery was just in front of the spine), so long story short unusual side effects yet and better recovery so far with less damage done to what is left of the abdominal muscles and yes no one is hiring and there are no other jobs available in the store at present for me to transfer to.
Benton

Colorado Springs, CO

#56 Jun 23, 2012
Parietix, is not new

It may not contract as much as other meshes.
Please call Dr. Ramshaw.

Dr. Benton
kal

Austin, TX

#57 Jul 19, 2012
Skeptic wrote:
Hey happy patient Dan,
I think you are a phony and work for Covidien. I am in surgery every day and I have never seen someone with both a ventral and inguinal hernia at the same time. You must therefore have had some other co-morbidities and if you did then no way would you be able to go back to work after just a weekend. In addition, no patient has ever inquired about tacks, let alone know what they are! Go back to selling in the OR and leave these comment sections for real patients.
I agree 100%, I had a hernia repair that involved this mesh and there was NO WAY I was going anywhere for a couple weeks. Not to mention the fact that I had to stay in the hospital for a week afterwards.
Troy

Saint Johnsbury, VT

#58 Aug 22, 2012
I have Parietex ProGrip mesh and grafts for an inguinal hernia repair done 7-13-11. I am in alot of pain now, before the operation I just felt ill because my inards weren't where they should be, now I have been in ALOT of pain ever since!
Kimmy

San Jose, CA

#59 Jan 4, 2013
Before going through a surgical procedure involving a mesh or bladder sling device, it's best that you discuss with your performing surgeon the potential risks the device may entail. There has been limited evidence that could prove the safety and effectiveness of mesh devices. And more and more women are complaining of serious complications at some point after surgery. There is information at http://www.bladderslingrecall.us that may be of great benefit to people concerned and interested.
Rodney Schwegman

Decatur, AL

#60 Feb 15, 2013
I had an umbilical hernia repair done in August 2010. The Dr used the 12 round Parietex mesh to repair the hernia. Since the surgery I have had a great deal of trouble. I have constant pain in my abdomen it's no minor pain but severe. I am constantly suffering from nausea. The mesh did not hold and now I have another umbilical hernia 4 oe 5 times the size of the first one. Don't know what to do. If anyone has any answers you can e-mail me at [email protected]

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