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Tell Your Patients to Drink Up - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - March 2019

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M A R C H 2 0 1 9 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 1 2 1 W hy are more patients asking their surgeons not to use mesh in their hernia repair? That's how Sharon L. Bachman, MD, FACS, opened her pres- entation at the 16 th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery. Dr. Bachman, of Inova Medical Group in Falls Church, Va., and other hernia specialists addressed a growing topic of interest among surgeons and patients alike: no-mesh hernia repair. Here's a recap. "It's not as simple as mesh repair versus non-mesh repair. I think it's Mesh-y Situation Controversy in hernia repair puts you and your surgeons at the front lines of patient education. • INFORMATION OVERLOAD Patients need help sorting through all the information that's available online about surgical mesh in hernia repair. Matthew Nojiri | Senior Associate Editor

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