There are two main ways Hernia can be repaired – via suture surgery or mesh repair and both come with their own advantages and disadvantages. It’s important that you know what they are so you can make the important decisions regarding hernias and hernia repair methods.
Traditionally, hernias were repaired via suture surgery. The surgeon will make an incision near where the hernia is located and place the organ or tissue back inside the cavity it’s supposed to be in. The tissue walls will then be sewed back together using sutures (stitches).
One of the biggest drawbacks of sutures is the high rate of hernia recurrence. Although the area has been repaired, it remains weaker than normal which can cause the organ to push through and the hernia to come back.
Hernia Mesh Repair
Because of the high hernia recurrence rate of traditional suture surgery, mesh patches were used to help strengthen the area. Hernia mesh repair involves the surgeon placing a mesh, usually made from synthetic materials, in the weak muscle area after pushing the organ back into place. The mesh helps to support the muscle wall when the tissue grows back, which significantly reduced the rate of recurrence.
One of the biggest benefits of using hernia mesh is that it helps to reduce the recurrence rate as it supports and strengthens the weakened tissue.
Mesh Surgeries are often the safest and the quickest method to get rid of hernia. Most people return home the same day they get their surgery. But it is necessary to follow the doctor’s prescription and consult if any problem arises, either before or after the surgery.