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05 Jul 2005

New Repair ?
I red about a new method of repairing a hernia and would like to know if there is any one who could perform this kind of repair in South Africa.

It involves a wafer-thin, lightweight mesh that is placed over and beyond the weakened area. This mesh then becomes incorporated within the muscle and surrounding tissue.

If you know of someone that can perform this kind of repair, I would greatly appreciate it if you could put me into contact with him/her.
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CyberDoc
CyberDoc

01 Jan 0001

Gerda, it has been available for quite some time now and is routinely used by most general surgeons in SA. You can ask your GP to refer you to a general surgeon in your area – they should be able to help you. Good luck.
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