BG Medical is actively pursuing collaborative situations with leading SURGIMESH® experienced medical professionals in the design, implementation and presentation of clinical follow-ups and studies to bring the latest and most in-depth clinical outcomes with SURGIMESH® devices to hernia surgeons at large. Please contact your SURGIMESH® Territory Manager or call 1-800-390-4716.
Although SURGIMESH® hernia repair mesh has one of the safest track records in the US (see FDA Maude site), not every complication is avoidable. BG Medical maintains a staff of medical device professionals with long term hernia device development and clinical experience in helping manage complications that may involve a SURGIMESH® configuration.
The experience gained with SURGIMESH® hernia devices in prior clinical situations is maintained and shared with medical professionals in helping resolve current clinical situations in a most proficient manner. Please call 1-800-390-4716 for assistance in situations of clinical complication.
SURGIMESH® Hernia Mesh is constructed of Non-Woven, Microfiber Biomaterial Technology which improves upon the failure modes of historically used knitted and woven mesh. Being a soft, yet very high strength matrix of polypropylene microfibers, initial use of SURGIMESH® hernia mesh in your hernia repair surgical practice will produce improvements in operative and post operative outcomes.
To help facilitate this improvement, your SURGIMESH® Territory Manager can provide very valuable suggestions based on the experiences of surgeons. A few examples of technique variances that have helped surgeons maximize their results are:
|Outcome||Managed By||Approach 1||Approach 2|
|1. Optimizing Mesh Handling||Keeping SURGIMESH® dry or wetting with saline||Laparoscopic inguinal: dry helps facilitate manipulation and adherence to abdominal wall||Open pre-peritoneal inguinal: wetting can help facilitate introduction and ease of placement of the mesh in the pre-peritoneal pocket|
|2. Optimizing Fixation Ease||Rolling so SURGIMESH® fixation points on the exterior of a mesh roll||Laparoscopic inguinal: roll so the area of the mesh for fixation can be easily placed near the primary points of tissue fixation||Laparoscopic umbilical: place the initial two fixation points opposing each other so during fixation a grasper can hold up the half to be fixated|
|3. Optimizing Barrier Mesh Introduction||Using clear packaging film||Lg. Laparoscopic ventral: roll the XB with the silicone barrier inwards, loosely cover the roll with the clear portion of the inner pouch film, roll it up and pass the roll through the trocar hole in the abdominal wall||Laparoscopic recurrent inguinal with barrier mesh (5 mm trocar hole): roll with the silicone barrier inwards, loosely cover the roll with the clear portion of the inner pouch, roll it up and pass the roll through the trocar hole|
|4. Optimizing Repair Strength vs. Comfort||Use of 50 g/m2 or 80 g/m2 SURGIMESH® configuration||Open umbilical: maximize flexibility by using the 50 g/m2 and strength by using the 80 g/m||Open small ventral: maximize strength by using the 80 g/m2 and flexibility by using the 50 g/m2|