Re-laparoscopy of SURGIMESH® XB Used On Previously Repaired Ventral Hernia At Major US Medical Center – No Adhesion Formation

October 16, 2009 – BG Medical / PRnewswire (Chicago, IL)

Laparoscopic repair of a ventral hernia defect in a 54 year old female using SURGIMESH® XB C-15 secured with spiral tacks – photograph courtesy of K. Mann, MD.
Re-look laparoscopy showing well healed SURGIMESH® XB C-15 without adhesion formation to the mesh, fixation or edge of the mesh after 75 days implant duration – photograph courtesy of K. Mann, MD.
During a routine laparoscopic gastric bypass operation on a 54 year old female patient in June of this year the attending surgeon was able to laparoscopically document the condition of the ventral hernia which he had previously repaired with a circular piece of SURGIMESH® XB C-15. The patient recovered from the previously repaired ventral hernia uneventfully and did not experience chronic pain or stiffness of the abdominal wall from the hernia repair.

At re-look 75 days post repair, the surgeon found the hernia defect to be well healed without adhesion formation to the SURGIMESH® or the areas of fixation. The patient underwent the gastric bypass successfully and recovered uneventfully. The patient remains without pain, discomfort or stiffness of her abdominal wall.

SURGIMESH® is an advanced technology surgical mesh indicated in the US for use in hernia repair - a common procedure performed in over 1 million patients in the US every year. Its novel platform technology is based upon random, non-woven polypropylene micro-fibers. Developed by Aspide Medical, this unique platform technology is the first non-woven, microfiber polypropylene mesh available for clinical hernia repair in the US. Pre-clinical studies have demonstrated that SURGIMESH® significantly improves upon current mesh offerings by reducing aggressive foreign body and dense scarring reactions to produce well integrated and strong repairs without the excessive wrinkling and shrinkage found at some hernia repair sites.

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About Aspide Medical

Aspide Medical of St. Etienne, France, celebrating 15 years of healthcare innovation, manufactures thousands of medical devices each year which are distributed worldwide. Aspide Medicals vast expertise in developing medical device technologies for the treatment of digestive, urologic, gynecologic, and aesthetic surgeries has brought a number of breakthrough advances in these and other diversified healthcare markets. Maintaining a commitment to the latest ISO Quality Standards, state-of-the-art manufacturing and automation, Aspide Medical continues to excel in several specialty healthcare markets requiring surgical intervention. For more information, visit Aspide Medicals website at