The Many Types of Hernia Mesh Explained

Hernia mesh is a medical device used to reinforce a hernia repair and prevent recurrence of a hernia. Because there are many different types of hernia mesh available, it is important to consult with a specialist at Michigan Hernia Surgery to discuss your individual circumstances and optimal expectations after surgery. 

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Is It A Ventral Hernia?

A ventral hernia is sometimes referred to as an “incisional” hernia, meaning it forms at the site of a past surgical incision. This is true but can be misleading since there are many other factors involved in why a ventral hernia occurs.  

The fundamental cause of a ventral hernia is a weakened abdominal wall where a bulge of tissues is able to push through, and it can happen anywhere in the abdomen.

Here is some helpful information about the signs, risk factors, and seriousness of a ventral hernia.

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