Inguinal Hernia is the most common hernia of the abdominal wall and is diagnosed with a simple clinical examination. Its surgical treatment involves the placement of a synthetic mesh which until now had been an exclusively non-absorbable synthetic material. Consequently, the mesh remained in our body for our whole life, potentially exacerbating postoperative pain and the possibility of infection.
Today, technology evolution brought us a new fully absorbable synthetic mesh. Its unique property is that it is completely absorbed by the body in 12-18 months, letting enough time for tissues to repair the hernia completely. Consequently, and based on new studies, the inguinal hernia repair is fully achieved, while the chances of postoperative pain and trauma infections are reduced, since after 18 months the synthetic material is NO LONGER in the body. In addition, a state-of-the-art environmentally friendly material is introduced into surgical practice while ensuring maximum benefit to the patient.
Ioannis P. Kalaitzis MD, PhD
Doctor of Athens Medical School
General Surgeon, Scientific Director at YODA One Day Care