Hiatal Hernia repair - recently I had surgery to repair a Paraoesophageal hernia. The following notes were written by the surgeon whom has moved to an unknown hospital and I can not contact.
I am wondering if you can tell me whether or not the surgeon has used a mesh in the repair or simply just sutured it.
He writes - Two 2-0 Prolene sutures to close diaphram with pledgets. One suture anteriorly. Snug closure over 52 Fr bougie. Redo 360 wrap with three 2-0 Novafil sutures. Hemostatis intact. Closure of facia with two #1 prolene sutures, skin with staples.
It sounds confusing to me but I need to know whether or not by the description whether a mesh was used
I have had 4 surgeries, First was a nissen Fundoplication, next was a hiatal hernia repair 40% stomach in chest. Third was an open abdominal repair of Hiatal hernia and they were suppossed to put in something called Timesh. 6 months later and I have hernia again and they will need to operate through the chest. When I reviewed the operation procedure notes I couln't see where any mesh was inserted and I am suprised that the hernia recurred as I was told it was unlikely after having the mesh.. In a nutshell I think they forgot to put the mesh in last time..
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