How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Vakul Aren Your Own Question
Vakul Aren
Vakul Aren, Doctor
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 3521
Experience:  MBBS,DTM&H( Univ of Liverpool),34yrs experience in practice
Type Your Health Question Here...
Vakul Aren is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I have a hernia incisional abdominal as a result of surgery

This answer was rated:

I have a hernia incisional abdominal as a result of surgery 3 months ago. The Dr is recommending using pig skin instead of nylon mesh to repair the hernia. The thought process is that it would reduce infection and rejection. Any thoughts?

The use of synthetic mesh or biological tissues like human cadaver or pig/bovine tissues, which have been treated to remove individual cells so that only the fibrous/collagen matrix remains are used,has been preferred in repair of incisional hernia.The choice depends on the personal preference of the surgeon,though if there has been wound infection ,biological tissue would be preferred by some surgeons.It is thought that biological tissues are more resistant to infections and promote better healing than synthetic meshes in large incisional hernias.

Vakul Aren and other Health Specialists are ready to help you