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AllenP

Seattle, WA

#2588 Sep 7, 2009
I tried to post some information about TruthinMedicine, which you can google on Adhesions.org . As you know, you can get adhesions from hernia surgery. For some reason the administrator will not post my reference to this website. Please go there and complain.
rebecca

Almont, MI

#2589 Sep 8, 2009
my husband had a hernia repair with "prolene mesh" in 1994. in 2004 he was diagnosed with a suspicious bladder tumor and underwent a serious battery of tests, scans, and ultimately surgery. does anyone have any info regarding problems of this kind?
Howie

Centreville, VA

#2590 Sep 8, 2009
You need to call any of the surgeons mentioned on this board. They were compiled by a student at Case Western Reserve (not sure) on a research board. I could be wrong but don't have time to look it up. Rebecca, the old prolene mesh was heavy weight.
Van Jones

Montgomery, AL

#2591 Sep 8, 2009
A hernia mesh patch is racist
hernia shadow

AOL

#2592 Sep 9, 2009
Here is something that people with mesh infection might want to check into. Goggle this in. Infection of polypropylene threads with Mycobacterium Fortuitum, quit a few sites about this subject. PS has anyone ever heard of this type or method of mesh for ventral hernia repair?? The method is rather old Electrospun Nanofabric, but is coming back item dated for it's use in Germany 11/19-22/08. Nicast introduce the NOVA MESH(TM) for Ventral Hernia. Properties of Electrospun Nanofabric.
AllenP

Tacoma, WA

#2593 Sep 9, 2009
Please go to adhesions.org and ask why they will not post something about the Truth in Medicine conference coming up.
___Sandra___MS__ _

Brandon, MS

#2594 Sep 9, 2009
AllenP wrote:
Dr. Bruce Ramshaw knows the most about hernias. I searched some other websites and came up with some others:
Dr. ShIrin Towfigh at Cedar Sinai,
Dr. Peter S. Billing in Edmonds, WA
Dr. James Goodyear who has his own website about hernias
Dr. Kevin Petersen, in Las Vegas
Can somebody tell me a little about each one? I may take my vacation going to a good hernia surgeon to get rid of pain from a prior repair. I talked with some lady who whose husband was in bad shape from a surgeon in Texas. He went to Dr. Bruce Ramshaw and has very little pain now. But Dr. Goodyear's website says Dr. Ramshaw is quitting his practice at the University of Missouri. So far, he hasn't decided where he is going. I believe he wants to get into private practice. To deal with mesh problems, it's best not to be under the control of the bureaucratic setting.
All the other surgeons I mentioned are in private practice.
Hi Allen:
Do you know if Dr. Ramshaw does suture repairs on hernias such as ventral hernias? If so, I wonder which Dr. would be the best one to go to for this type of repair. For instance, would it be better to go to Petersen or Ramshaw for this type of surgical repair? Do any of the other surgeons you mentioned do suture repair?
I really would prefer not to have mesh inserted in me anymore. After all I've already tried that and it didn't work.
hernia shadow

AOL

#2595 Sep 9, 2009
AllenP wrote:
Please go to adhesions.org and ask why they will not post something about the Truth in Medicine conference coming up.
Hi Allen,I just checked that site out They have a post that their is a delay something in sudden demise of the IAS Admin's computer. It seem's to be all right I hit on the Message Board it semed to open andcan post. so does the interact button. I have gone to that site a couple of times.
AllenP

Tacoma, WA

#2596 Sep 9, 2009
Hi Sandra_MS,

I think Dr. Ramshaw is leaving public practice at the University of Missouri.
I don't know where he is going yet. I think Dr. Petersen has been doing "stitch" repairs for many years and think Dr. Ramshaw does not do that many.
I would probably go with Dr. Petersen.

Now, the company that makes the Rebound HRD sounds interesting as they produce a mesh that will not shrink/fold up/ or contract. But I think they make a mesh for Ventral Hernias. Did you have problems with mesh contractraction? There is a doctor in Minnesota who has done a lot of repairs with the Rebound system. I think he could be good. His name is Dr. Roderick Brown who I think started out as a general family practitioner and switched to surgery. My own opinion, is that you should try to contact all of them and interview all of them over the phone if possible. I think any of these docs will talk to you if you do not live in the area. If you do interview any of them, let us know what they say.
hernia shadow

AOL

#2597 Sep 9, 2009
AllenP wrote:
Hi Sandra_MS,
I think Dr. Ramshaw is leaving public practice at the University of Missouri.
I don't know where he is going yet. I think Dr. Petersen has been doing "stitch" repairs for many years and think Dr. Ramshaw does not do that many.
I would probably go with Dr. Petersen.
Now, the company that makes the Rebound HRD sounds interesting as they produce a mesh that will not shrink/fold up/ or contract. But I think they make a mesh for Ventral Hernias. Did you have problems with mesh contractraction? There is a doctor in Minnesota who has done a lot of repairs with the Rebound system. I think he could be good. His name is Dr. Roderick Brown who I think started out as a general family practitioner and switched to surgery. My own opinion, is that you should try to contact all of them and interview all of them over the phone if possible. I think any of these docs will talk to you if you do not live in the area. If you do interview any of them, let us know what they say.
Hi Allen,just following the discussion about stitch and or mesh betwween you and Sandra The stitch has it's problems also but nothing like that of mesh rejections. That is what I had for my first repair. but this was also 16 years after 2nd C-Section. so muscle tissue pretty thined-out from them.I got to ask a question here?? Can a person that had the tension or stitch surgery, can they have a piece of mesh covering over the organs? I was told that cause of the two C-Sections now the first hernia, that their could be a piece of mesh ,for the tissue or sheathe that hold the organs and bowels in place is to weak and lot of scaring It will feel just like a piece of 8x11 piece of paper sometimes pulling and tightening up on days when bloating fluid building up.. Look up at comment # 2592. Do you know anything about that type of mesh??? It's getting late, good nignt every one.
___Sandra____MS_ ___

Brandon, MS

#2599 Sep 10, 2009
AllenP wrote:
Hi Sandra_MS,
I think Dr. Ramshaw is leaving public practice at the University of Missouri.
I don't know where he is going yet. I think Dr. Petersen has been doing "stitch" repairs for many years and think Dr. Ramshaw does not do that many.
I would probably go with Dr. Petersen.
Now, the company that makes the Rebound HRD sounds interesting as they produce a mesh that will not shrink/fold up/ or contract. But I think they make a mesh for Ventral Hernias. Did you have problems with mesh contractraction? There is a doctor in Minnesota who has done a lot of repairs with the Rebound system. I think he could be good. His name is Dr. Roderick Brown who I think started out as a general family practitioner and switched to surgery. My own opinion, is that you should try to contact all of them and interview all of them over the phone if possible. I think any of these docs will talk to you if you do not live in the area. If you do interview any of them, let us know what they say.
Hi Allen, Thanks for the info. I don't think Dr. Petersen takes medicare patients, but Im thinking about trying again. I'm going to speak with Dr. Ramshaw first and just see what he says about it.
I've never been so confused in all my life. The thing about it is just one wrong decision could really mess up your life really bad. It seems you only have one shot to get it right. I'll contact you once I find out which way to go. Thanks again.
Sandra (Good luck in your own situation)ps. I contacted the adhesion site and told them to put their topix on this site. I don't know if they will
but I tried.
AllenP

Tacoma, WA

#2600 Sep 10, 2009
If anyone speaks to Dr. Ramshaw, can you ask him where he is going?
Also, ask him what his opinion is of the Rebound HRD and Rebound V (for ventral hernias).
AllenP

Tacoma, WA

#2601 Sep 10, 2009
I across another name. Dr. Scott Roth in Kentucky. I think he is familiar with characteristics of mesh but not sure if he does stitch repair.

The same can be said of Dr. Peter Billing in Seattle. He may be the best overall surgeon but not sure if he does many stitch repairs.
hernia shadow

AOL

#2602 Sep 11, 2009
___Sandra__MS___, Hi. How far are you from Colbert Count AL????( i am in the North West Corner of the state. About 1 1/2 hours from Ms and same from Tenn. I found a surgeon here that everyone says is good. he removes and does stitch, uses a light weight mesh. he likes touse Lap. surgery. He goes through everything. My neighbor told about one other surgeon from Huntsville, he also seem very caring, he has miltary surgery back ground.
Nita

AOL

#2603 Sep 11, 2009
I have been told by a surgeon that I have at least two (ventral/ incisional)hernias and that he wouldn't be surprised if I didn't have more.
He does use mesh.
After reading so many horror stories from people that have had mesh used, I am very hesitant about having surgery, and wonder if it would be better to just do without and take my chances at one of them becoming strangulated.
I would appreciate any advice, or suggestions. I live in the east texas area, in case any one knows of a surgeon around here they would reccomend.
I would like to add that my heart goes out to all of you that have or are suffering from complications from mesh being used.
My email is [email protected] if anyone would like to email me. Thank you all for your posts for they will help me make a much more informed decision.
hernia shadow

AOL

#2604 Sep 12, 2009
Goggle this before having mesh: Goggle this in, Wound infections due to MYCOBACTERIUM FORTUITUM after polypropylene mesh inguinal hernia repair. All kinds site listings. Topix will not let certain sites to be posted. Check out the dates on the article when posted.
Dave

Belle Fourche, SD

#2605 Sep 13, 2009
Nita wrote:
I have been told by a surgeon that I have at least two (ventral/ incisional)hernias and that he wouldn't be surprised if I didn't have more.
He does use mesh.
After reading so many horror stories from people that have had mesh used, I am very hesitant about having surgery, and wonder if it would be better to just do without and take my chances at one of them becoming strangulated.
I would appreciate any advice, or suggestions. I live in the east texas area, in case any one knows of a surgeon around here they would reccomend.
I would like to add that my heart goes out to all of you that have or are suffering from complications from mesh being used.
My email is [email protected] if anyone would like to email me. Thank you all for your posts for they will help me make a much more informed decision.
Fix your hernias. Bowel infarction is nothing that you want to chance. The problem with this website is that you get the impression that the majority of people who have hernia repairs with mesh have complications. This is an extreme minority. The majority of the people have chronic pain that is not related to their hernia or pain from recurrent hernias that they attribute soley to the mesh.

My advice to you would be to find a surgeon you feel comfortable with near your home. You do not need to see a so called "hernia specialist" like the names that frequently get listed. I've seen a few problems with dual mesh products (gortex on one side/polypropylene on the other) and with the use of steel helical staples. I don't use these products, but this is my bias.
hernia shadow

AOL

#2606 Sep 14, 2009
Dave wrote:
<quoted text>
Fix your hernias. Bowel infarction is nothing that you want to chance. The problem with this website is that you get the impression that the majority of people who have hernia repairs with mesh have complications. This is an extreme minority. The majority of the people have chronic pain that is not related to their hernia or pain from recurrent hernias that they attribute soley to the mesh.
My advice to you would be to find a surgeon you feel comfortable with near your home. You do not need to see a so called "hernia specialist" like the names that frequently get listed. I've seen a few problems with dual mesh products (gortex on one side/polypropylene on the other) and with the use of steel helical staples. I don't use these products, but this is my bias.
http://www.goremedical.com/en/ file/AD0683.pdf
AllenP

Tacoma, WA

#2607 Sep 14, 2009
Can someone tell me what C-Qur mesh is? There are many types of mesh out there? And Dr. David Grischkan uses a particular type of Gortex mesh?
wolf99

AOL

#2608 Sep 14, 2009
AllenP wrote:
Can someone tell me what C-Qur mesh is? There are many types of mesh out there? And Dr. David Grischkan uses a particular type of Gortex mesh?
Hi Allen, have you checked out the Gore -Tex web site out? They have changed some of their mesh over the years. My first surgeon was at first going to use Gore mesh but changed his mine. Anyway I checked the site out number of times for updates that they have on their products. The millarty uses their mesh in surgeries. They go into details as to how the product is to be applied the proper way. I have found site very informative. Go to Patentstorm.com and type in C-Qur Mesh hit search button and the history of this mesh will come up. good luck.

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