Ethicon Mesh

What is Surgical Mesh?

Surgical mesh is a loosely woven sheet used as a permanent or temporary support for organs and other tissues during surgery.

Surgical mesh is created from synthetic and/or biological materials.

Surgical mesh is designed to provide support for tissue and organs that have been weakened or damaged.

Abdominal surgical mesh (a.k.a. hernia mesh) is used to help repair hernias in the patient’s abdomen.

Surgical mesh has been used in hernia repair surgeries since the 1950s.

In the United States, hernia repair is one of the most commonly performed surgeries, with more than one million people having this surgical procedure every year.