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Rand Paul Chooses Shouldice Clinic for Hernia Repair!

Mesh News Desk, January 14, 2019 ~ He is not only a member of Congress but a medical doctor. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is reportedly having his upcoming hernia surgery performed in Canada at the renowned Shouldice Clinic! Mr. Paul could have his surgery anywhere in the world.  As a [...]

By |2019-01-15T10:46:36-04:00January 14th, 2019|Featured|8 Comments

Dr. Bendavid Answers Hernia Questions

Dr. Robert Bendavid, Shouldice Hospital, Toronto Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 2017 ~  Dr. Robert Bendavid is a leading hernia surgeon with Shouldice Clinic in Toronto, Canada. He also believes in non-mesh repairs for hernia whenever possible and Shouldice does not use mesh in its hernia repairs. [...]

By |2017-09-10T22:09:18-04:00September 5th, 2017|Your Turn|37 Comments

A “Gold Standard” for Hernia Repair and the Patients’ Post-surgical Understanding of Unreasonable Mesh Device and Procedural Risks?

David Schmidt, FDA hearings September 2011 By David Schmidt Thank you Jane for this opportunity to share my experience as a U.S. hernia patient harmed, via the standard of care, by two large 4.3” x 6.3,” heavyweight, polypropylene Bard 3DMax Mesh implants. My story begins, as any patient’s [...]

By |2014-08-19T23:15:16-04:00August 19th, 2014|Hernia Mesh Injuries, News|17 Comments

Suffering in Silence: Hernia Mesh Patient Bruce Rosenberg

Bruce Rosenberg and '64 LeMans convertible MND, Jan. 6, 2014 ~ Transvaginal mesh has been used in women to shore up pelvic organs since the late 1990s but long before that, the same polypropylene mesh was used in the treatment of hernias. In fact, it was thought that [...]

By |2016-03-23T11:15:39-04:00January 6th, 2014|Hernia Mesh Injuries, News, Patient Profiles|201 Comments

Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Filed in West Virginia Court

Bard Ventralex hernia mesh, from Dotmed.com Rosemary S. Roberts has filed a negligence lawsuit against C.R. Bard for injuries she suffered from the hernia mesh implanted in her in 2004 reports the West Virginia Record. It was filed August 22 in Kanawha Circuit Court in Charleston, West Virginia, [...]

By |2013-09-17T23:54:09-04:00September 17th, 2013|Hernia Mesh Injuries, Media Reports|21 Comments

Dr. Robert Bendavid: Women May Not Always be Candidates for Surgical Mesh for Hernias

Dr. Robert Bendavid April 9, 2013 ~ Dr. Robert Bendavid  is a well-known hernia surgeon who in this editorial for the Africa Middle East  Hernia Society discusses surgical mesh. Past president and a founding father of the American Hernia Society, Dr. Bendavid has performed thousands of procedures and is presently associated with [...]

By |2013-04-09T13:41:44-04:00April 9th, 2013|Hernia Mesh Injuries, Op-Ed|27 Comments

Hernia Repair: Secrets Patients Should Know

Synthetic Hernia Mesh, WikiCommons, author: droftcm The Wall Street Journal’s Laura Landro writes about hernia repair and the secret patients should understand before undergoing the operation. The secret appears to be that hernia repair, one of the most common surgeries, carries a high risk of chronic pain after [...]

By |2012-03-01T23:57:29-04:00March 1st, 2012|Hernia Mesh Injuries, Medical News|358 Comments