Mesh is a foreign body, a simple piece of cloth prepared from the synthetic threads. Therefore, its use in inguinal hernia repairs is known to cause all sorts of complications like pain, recurrence, infection etc. We have developed an innovative new technique of inguinal hernia repair without mesh. It uses your own body muscle for repair and gives virtually complete cure from inguinal hernia problem. An undetached strip of the external oblique aponeurosis is stitched on the weak area between the muscle arch and the inguinal ligament to form a new, strong and physiologically dynamic posterior wall that gives protection and prevents recurrence. Normally patient goes home in a day after surgery and can drive car and go to office in 3-4 days time. This "Dr.Desarda's hernia repair" is now followed in many countries all over the world. This inguinal hernia repair does not use any foreign body like mesh for repair and therefore there are no complications that are seen in mesh repairs. A visit to Topix or other hernia forums show thousands of posts showing sufferings of many patients due to mesh repairs. Laparoscopic surgery is done with mesh only. And that is more hazardous because the mesh which is a simple piece of cloth is inserted inside your abdomen.
Avoid mesh by asking for more natural coverings.