Options for repair are numerous. Several different hernia repair methods exist for any given hernia. All of these techniques may have excellent outcomes when performed by surgeons with extensive experience in that particular method.
At the Center for Hernia Repair, all possible approaches for repair are explored for each and every one of our hernia patients. This customized approach helps us to achieve a durable and comfortable outcome. Reduction of post-surgical pain, quick recovery and prevention of recurrence are the highest priorities for Dr. Yunis.
Despite our extraordinary results with laparoscopic and robotic techniques of inguinal hernia repair, it remains clear that the avoidance of mesh in some patients eliminates the risk of chronic discomfort or pain and with a small price of a slightly higher risk of recurrence. Therefore a non-mesh inguinal hernia repair
may be the most "minimally invasive" option for some patients.
Currently, the two most validated non-mesh inguinal hernia repair techniques are:
The Shouldice Technique
has a remarkable history of safety and durability. The Shouldice repair is a very specific technique involving sewing of distinct anatomical layers of the groin without the use of mesh.
Dr. Yunis began his training with this technique early in his career and continues to enjoy excellent success with the Shouldice repair technique.
is another non-mesh technique that has been championed by Dr. Mohan Desarda who has demonstrated excellent results. This is another option for many of our patients who desire a non mesh inguinal hernia repair. This repair is a very specific technique involving sewing of distinct anatomical layers of the groin without the use of mesh. For more information, please review Dr. Desarda's website