London Hernia now offering mesh free minimally invasive hernia repair
8th August 2019
London Hernia is proud to offer patients the option of mesh free minimally invasive repairs.
It is routine to use mesh in inguinal hernia repair. However, recently there has been renewed interest in mesh free hernia repair.
The mesh free repair technique, known as Desarda repair, uses a strip of tendon or aponeurosis taken from the outer layer of the three muscle layers of the patients abdominal wall. The patients own tissue is then used to repair the inguinal canal.
Who is suitable for mesh free repair?
Not all patients or hernias are suitable for this method.
Patients with large or long-standing hernias with some loss of tissue or scar tissue are usually not able to be repaired without mesh. Elderly patients with poor tissue quality may also not be suitable.
Your surgeon will be able to assess, guide and recommend the appropriate treatment method for your personal case.
London Hernia is a specialist hernia unit with a team of the country’s leading Consultants who dedicate themselves to the treatment of hernias. The unit is part of the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth which offers state of the art facilities and same day appointments.