U.S. Mesh Doctors

Jane Akre
January 10, 2023

U.S. State - Wide Directory of Mesh Removal Doctors

The following are doctors who readers have reported good outcomes, good bedside manner, and doctors who understand the mesh dilemma. This is NOT an endorsement, just a service to pass along names others have passed to MND (Mesh News Desk). if you have a disagreement, please contact your editor, Jane Akre, at jeakre@gmail.com. Thank you.

Also ~ please add any names that you have had an excellent experience with. that may include someone who offered you alternatives, someone who could do a non-mesh repair, someone who fully discussed the options with you. If a doctor is associated with industry, it does not mean they are not a good doctor or someone you do not want to consult with. They may be very good at what they do!


Arizona-Dr. Michael Hibner, Scottsdale, (480) 599-9682, clinic@azccpp.com, treats conditions for women and men ie pudendal neuralgia

Arizona-Dr. Ali Azadi, Star Clinic, Peoria, AZ, www.starclinic.org, 623-271-8666.

Arizona-Dr. Christian Twiss, Tucson, U of Arizona, urogyn

Alabama-Dr. David Ellington, U Alabama 205-934-6507,  http://www.healthgrades.com/physician/dr-david-ellington-gcjpc

Alabama-Dr. Parnell, FACOG, Birmingham, Brookwood Med Center, ultrasound

Alabama- Holly Richter, U of Alabama, Ob-Gyn 205-934-9999



Connecticut – Dr. Richard Bercik, MD, - Yale Urogynecology & Pelvic Reconstruction, Bridgeport Hospital,  203-785-6927

California- Beverly Hills – Leslie Memsic, Hernia Repair, Oncologist, surgeon (310) 337-9668, https://www.yelp.com/biz/leslie-memsic-md-facs-beverly-hills

California- Hernia Repair non mesh, Dr. William Brown MD, 39470 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont, CA 94538, (510) 793-2404, specializes in long term patient followup

California – Hernia Repair and removal, Dr David Chen, UCLA Health, general surgery, Santa Monica CA (may blame patient)  https://health.usnews.com/doctors/david-chen-693130

California – Hernia Repair, Dr. Shirin Towfigh, Beverly Hills, https: www.beverlyhillsherniacenter.com

California – Dr. Shlomo Raz, Urology UCLA, 310-794-7700 (Retiring in summer 2019)

California- Dr. Chad Baxter, UCLA Urology, Santa Monica, 310-451-8751, https://www.sthealth.com/find-a-doctor/1861589970-harriette-scarpero

California- Dr. M. Tom Margolis, Bay Area Pelvic Surgery, San Francisco Bay area 650-228-4052

California –Dr. Jennifer Anger, surgeon, urogyn, Cedars Sinai, Beverly Hills, 310-385-2992, made fascia sling for a pt.  http://bio.csmc.edu/view/4053/Jennifer-T-Anger.aspx



Delaware - Dr. Mohyamed Ismail is the Urologist at the Wilmington VA Hospital in Delaware. https://doctor.webmd.com/doctor/mohamed-ismail-28d83c1c-dec5-11e7-9f4c-005056a225bf-overview, Hernia Repair




Florida - Dr. Lennox Hoyt, Bartow, Fl., (863) 354-1900,  https://www.healthgrades.com/physician/dr-lennox-hoyte-x42vj

Florida- Dr. Christopher Walker, Orlando UroGyn Specialists (407) 956-2509 https://www.healthgrades.com/physician/dr-christopher-walker-3kxyc

Florida- Dr. Rakesh Patel, Orlando

Florida-Dr. Jeffrey Snow Pembroke Pines, colorectal surgery and hernia mesh

Florida- Dr. Ralph Zipper, Melbourne

Florida- Dr. Jeffrey Snow, Pembroke Pines, colorectal Surgery and hernia mesh http://www.jeffreysnowmd.com  954-450-1617

Florida, Fort Lauderdale, Dr. Jonathan Levine, MD, Hernia Repair mesh and general surgeon,

(954) 202-0242,   https://www.holy-cross.com/jonathan-levine-md-0

Florida, Ft. Myers, HERNIA DOC - Dr. Robert Tomas, Desarda Hernia Center, Fort Myers, (239) 243-8222, https://www.vitals.com/doctors/Dr_Robert_Tomas.html

Florida, Sarasota, Dr. Jonathan Yunis, HERNIA DOC, Sarasota, Florida, 35 yr. experience, trains others, Center for Hernia Repair (941) 953-5917




Georgia- Miklos & Moore, John Miklos 770-475-4499,

Georgia - Dr. Bobby Tackitt, Marietta, GA Ob-Gyn Associates,  http://www.obgynassociatesmarietta.com/dr-bobby-tackitt.php

Georgia – Dr. J. David Prologo, interventional radiologist Emory Johns Creek Hospital, Atlanta, freezing nerves for PN pain

Georgia – Dr. Brian Raybon, Athens GA, Toccoa,  http://urogynecologyathens.com/about-us/r-brian-raybon-md/

Georgia- Dr. Niall T.M. Galloway, Emory, Department of Urology, uses fascia from your body. Male Urology (recently retired)



H Hernia Doctors Internationally from Robert Bendavid

There are several clinics around the world [Shouldice Hospital in Toronto; Arabella Clinic in Munich and London; Guarnieri Clinic in Rome; Desarda Clinic in Poone India and in Florida USA; Koch Clinic in Cottbus, Germany etc.]. There are many individual practicing surgeons who will adhere to pure tissue repairs with whom I am in touch. I know and have met personally all the surgeons in these clinics and have visited most of the clinics referred to.  ~Kevin Petersen, MD HERNIA DOC https://www.noinsurancesurgery.com/


Illinois- Dr. Bruce Rosenzweig, Rush University, Chicago, Ob-Gyn  888-352-7874

Illinois-Dr. Gregory Bales, Advanced Urology, Chicago, Professor of Surgery U of Chicago

Illinois-Dr. Colleen Fitzgerald, Maywood, Chicago, rehab, http://www.vitals.com/doctors/Dr_Colleen_Fitzgerald.html

Illinois- Dr. William Kobak, MD, OB/Gyn, Urogynecology, Chicago, IL

Illinois- Hernia/ colorectal surgeon, Hernia,  Dr. Kyle Mueller, Northwestern Surgical Associates, Chicago, IL, removed one patients Bard Dual Kugel mesh implanted for ventral hernia. (312) 475-9327, http://www.northwesternsurgicalassociates.com

Illinois - Plastic Surgeon (Abdominal wall reconstruction and wound closure): Hernia

Dr. Gregory Dumanian, Northwestern Plastic Surgery, Chicago, IL 60611, (312)695-6022



Idaho-Dr. Gregerson, Nampa, ID,

Indiana - Dr. Sara Diaz, Richmond Indiana



Kansas-Charles Butrick, MD Overland Park, KS

Kentucky-Dr. Kate Meriwether, urogynecologist

Kentucky – Dr. Sean Francis, Louisville, KY, 




Louisiana- Dr. Antonio Pizarro, Shreveport, LA 318-221-0021


Maryland – Dr. Igor Belyansky, HERNIA DOC, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis, (443) 481- 6699, experienced hernia doc,


Maryland-Dr. Yong Zheng, urogynecologist, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Women’s Center for Pelvic Health. Reach her at 443-481-1199.

Massachusetts – Dr. Julian Pribaz, Boston Women’s Hospital,  617-732-6390

Massachusetts – Dr Neeraj Kohli, Wellesley Mass.  https://health.usnews.com/doctors/neeraj-kohli-328334

Michigan, U of MI Ann Arbor, Urogyn Dr. Daniel McBurney Morgan referred by pt but did not do a full pelvic mesh removal bur pt recommends him.  Voigtlander Women’s Hospital, 734-763-6295, https://www.uofmhealth.org/profile/354/daniel-mcburney-morgan-md

Michigan, U of Mi, Ann Arbor, Dr Dee Ellen Fenner, Voigtlander Women’s Hospital,  https://www.uofmhealth.org/profile/179/dee-ellen-fenner-md

Michigan-Dr. Kenneth Peters, Urologist, Beaumont Hospital, implants interstim into the S2-S4 and pudendal nerve

Michigan-Dr. Melissa Fishner, Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI

Michigan –Dr. Michael Bennett, removal doc

Minnesota- Dr. Daniel Elliott, Urology Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN 800-446-2279

Minnesota-Dr. Christopher Klingele, urogynecologist Mayo Clinic, Rochester, https://www.mayoclinic.org/biographies/klingele-christopher-j-m-d/bio-20054579

Mississippi- Dr. Speights, Jackson MS

Missouri- Dr. D Veronikis, St. Louis, 314-251-6753 dveronikis@stlgynsurgery.com



New Hampshire – Dr. Mark Conway, Merrimack, NH  https://www.healthgrades.com/physician/dr-mark-conway-362qx

New York - Dr. Jerry Blaivas, New York City Urology, 212-772-3900

New York – Dr. C.Y. Liu, Gynecologic Endoscopic Surgery, NYC 212-988-1444

New York – Dr. Samer Sbayi, Stonybrook, (631) 444-4545, HERNIA DOC, does a Shouldice hernia repair,  https://www.stonybrookmedicine.edu/patientcare/surgery/patient-care/clinical/general-surgery/physicians-staff/samer-sbayi

New York- Hernia Mesh – Dr. George DeNoto, St. Francis Hospital, Greenvale NY, Long Island. General Surgeon and Dir. Of Hernia Institute. Expert in Trevino case. https://www.chsli.org/doctors/george-g-denoto-md?utm_medium=yext&utm_source=gmb

New York – Dr Alan Garely, Long Island and Mt Sinai, 


North Carolina, Jordan Harbinger??

Nevada – Dr. Kevin Petersen, HERNIA DOC, No Insurance Surgery, Las Vegas, Mesh removal, non-mesh repair,  https://www.noinsurancesurgery.com/

North Carolina – Dr. Todd Heniford, MD, Charlotte NC, https://atriumhealth.org/medical-services/specialty-care/surgery/hernia-treatment/meet-the-hernia-team,    704-355-1813, works for industry HERNIA DOC


Ohio – Dr. David Grischkan, HERNIA DOC, Cleveland, Hernia Center of Ohio, (216) 591-1422, https://www.herniasurgeries.com/contact-info/, may still use a mesh even though he advertises non-mesh repair. https://www.herniasurgeries.com/

Ohio- Cleveland Clinic Dr. David Krpata, General Surgery HERNIA,  https://my.clevelandclinic.org/staff/20162-david-krpata

Oregon - Dr. Susan Hobson, Portland, Ob-gyn Surgeon,  https://www.healthgrades.com/physician/dr-susan-hobson-2nl6m



Pennsylvania – Dr. Joseph P. Fischer, plastic surgeon U of PA, Penn Medical Center, a member of American Hernia Society,  https://doctor.webmd.com/doctor/john-fischer-dd9ea334-bbdd-456d-9a0b-ddfce807b450-overview HERNIA DOC

Philadelphia, U Penn - Penn Medical, Dr. Ariana L. Smith, Assistant Professor Urology, Will do fascia lata sling for incontinence






South Dakota-Dr. Matthew Barker, Urogynecologist, Avera Women’s Sioux Falls, SD

South Dakota- Dr. Myung Cho, Pain Specialist, Physiatrist, Midwest Pain & Rehabilitation, Sioux Falls, SD

South Dakota-Dr. Masannat, Infectious Disease Specialist, Internist, Avera McKennan, Sioux Falls, SD

South Dakota-Dr. Carol Miles, Neurologist, Sioux Falls, SD

South Dakota-Dr. Timothy Metz, Anesthesiologist, Interventional Pain Specialist, Avera McKennan, Sioux Falls, SD

South Dakota-Dr. Gregory Mumm, Rheumatologist, Sioux Falls, SD


Texas-Dr. Phillippe Zimmern, Dallas U Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Professor Urology 214-645-8765.

Texas-Dr. Francisco Orejuela, Baylor Hospital, Houston, TX

Texas-Dr. Bob Shull, Urogynecologist, Temple, TX

Tennessee-Dr. Robert Furr, Women’s Surgery Center, Chattanooga, TN 866-899-0679

Tennessee-Dr. Robert L. Summit, Urogynecologist, Memphis

Tennessee-Dr. Val Vogt, Memphis

Tennessee-Dr. Barry Jernigan, Franklin, TN

Tennessee – Dr. Harriette M. Scarpero, MD, Nashville TN, 615-678-5544 


Tennessee – HERNIA DOC - Dr. Guy Voeller, Memphis TN, (901) 866- 8530,  https://www.healthgrades.com/physician/dr-guy-voeller-yf3qc



Utah- Ingrid Nygaard, Uro, U of Utah Health Care 801-581-7647


Virginia – David Glazier, Virginia Urology, Richmond

Virginia – Jennifer Miles-Thomas, Urology of Virginia in Virginia Beach

Virginia - Dr. Seyed Abbas Shobeiri, Urogynecology, has an ultrasound for imaging pelvic mesh, Falls Church, Virginia, Inova Fairfax Hospital,  571-419-5645 https://www.inova.org/search?search=shobeiri

Virginia – Dr. Sharon L. Bachman, HERNIA DOC, presents at SAGES, https://www.sages.org/video/the-increasing-number-of-patients-refusing-mesh-is-this-justified-what-should-we-offer/, Falls Church, VA, likely will use mesh but is aware of complications,  (703) 531-2246,



Washington – Dr. Una Lee, Virginia Mason, 206-577-9921, 206-341-0560





Dr. Helen O’Connell, Neuro Urology and Urodynamics, The University of Melbourne, AU




Dr. Blayne Welk, London, Ontario, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Professor of Urology male and female incontinence

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