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Patient Satisfaction and Societal Benefits

Patient Quality of Life after Hernia Repair

Ventral hernia repairs have significant economic ramifications for employers, insurers, and patients because of the volume of procedures, rate of complications, the significant rate of recurrences, and escalating costs. Ventral hernia repairs in the United States are estimated to cost at least $3.2 billion annually1, based on 2006 data. Notably, the report also found that every reduction in recurrence results in substantial cost savings – each 1% reduction would save about $32 million annually.2

Societal Benefits of Biosynthetic Materials

This product is synthetically made in a controlled environment.  The product does not utilize human or animal derived tissue, so there is no risk of cell, disease, or virus transmission.

The use of this product alleviates concern or need for patient discussion to consider religious beliefs or cultural practices regarding the use of certain animals, or their body parts.3

References

  1. Poulose BK, Sherlton J, Phillips S, et al. Epidemiology and cost of ventral hernia repair: making the case for hernia research. Hernia. 2012; 169(2): 179-183
  2. Frangou C. Ventral hernia repairs a financial bust for hospitals? General Surgery News 2012;39(8):1,6.
  3. Jenkins ED, Yip M, Melman L, Frisella MM, Matthews BD. Informed consent: cultural and religious issues associated with the use of allogeneic and xenogeneic mesh products. Journal of the American College of Surgeons 2010;210(4):402-410.