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5 8 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • O C T O B E R 2 0 1 8 P atients are much more informed about her- nia mesh than they used to be, but you know the old saying: A little knowledge is a danger- ous thing. Much of what they're consuming can do more to confuse than to clarify. There's a lot of stories out there, from botched operations and painful post-surgery complications, to defec- tive designs and product recalls, to lawsuits and verdicts with lots of commas and zeros. That's where we come in. When patients reach out to us with their questions, comments and concerns, we can allay their fears and set them straight. Shirin Towfigh, MD, FACS | Beverly Hills, Calif. How to Answer Patients' Hernia Mesh Questions Amongst fear and fabrication, be the voice of reason. • FAKE NEWS Help your patients decipher negative reports about hernia repairs and revisions. Shirin Towfigh, MD, FACS

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