Vertigo hernia operation after 2 intestinal surgeries in the past 12 months
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Ventral hernia repair
You are have a ventral hernia repair with mesh. If you lose weight you will not need a smaller piece of mesh.
Ventral Hernia With Mesh Repair - Will The Mesh Need To Be Replaced If I Lose Weight?
A well done mesh repair of a ventral hernia need not be replaced after weight loss. The weight loss may have as a byproduct loose skin, but also loose muscle. This loose muscle can be corrected by tightening the rectus abdominus muscle vertically by plication. If plication is necessary in a second surgery, the mesh may be left or removed.
Congratulations on your plan to lose 100 pounds after your hernia surgery.
No. The mesh will yours forever. There is no need to replace the mesh unless another hernia occurs. The weight loss in that case will actually help you with the ventral hernia repair. Hope this helps. Good luck.
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Mesh hernia repair
Thank you for your question. You should not have a problem with your mesh just from weight loss. Although, your abdominal wall may be loose following a 100 lb weight loss.
Hello and thank your for your question. The answer will depend on the type of mesh used and the size of the hernia. Generally once a mesh is in place you will not need to have it modified as long as it is controlling your hernia.
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