The choice of the mesh that a surgeon uses in a hernia surgery is a decision that the surgeon makes together with the patient, according to the Department of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin. The surgeon's aim is t... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Gastrointestinal Issues

The risks associated with hernia surgery with mesh include infection, pain, scar tissue and hernia recurrence, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Mesh contraction, mesh migration, intestinal obstruction ... More »

The 2010 recall of surgical meshes used in hernia repair was due to hospitals receiving counterfeit supplies, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Investigations by the manufacturer and the FDA found that the c... More »

Hiatal hernia surgery becomes necessary if the condition cuts off the blood supply to the hernia, according to WebMD. This surgery involves moving the hernia back to the normal location. More » Health Conditions & Diseases Gastrointestinal Issues

Common post-surgical complications following hernia surgery include bleeding, difficulty urinating, wound infection, groin numbness and recurrent hernia, according to UpToDate. Additional problems can include bruising an... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Gastrointestinal Issues

A general surgeon performs the two types of hernia surgery, explains Beaumont Health System. Open surgery involves the removal of the gallbladder by cutting directly through the muscle. In laparoscopic surgery, a surgeon... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Gastrointestinal Issues

Surgery is required to remove mesh from a previous hernia surgery, and a doctor should evaluate the need for removal, according to No Insurance Surgery. Generally, mesh removal surgery is only recommended for people with... More »