Hernia Mesh Removal

Hernia mesh removal is the only cure for severe chronic hernia mesh pain. Other commonly prescribed treatments are ineffective and ill advised. These include: do nothing and wait, pain medication, nerve ablation, nerve depressant medication, steroid injection, acupressure, psychotherapy, antidepressants and more. Medications do not work very well because of side effect intolerance and development of tolerance to the medication. Nerve ablation gives temporary relief. Steroid injection gives modest temporary relief. 

In Dr. Petersen's experience simple explant without nerve ablation gives the best rate of permanent cure. Nerve ablation is not recommended because it can result in dysesthesia. This is a very uncomfortable sensation which is not really pain but it can be very distressing to patients. 75% of patients enjoy permanent cure. 23% of patients are partially relieved. 2% of patients say that their pain was made worse by the surgery. The surgery is very safe. Dr. Petersen has had no serious complications in 500+ cases. We have heard of many surgeons saying that mesh removal is impossible because the risk of a serious complication is high. .

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