Hiatal or Paraesophageal
Hiatal Hernia Repair Options
Hiatal Hernia Repair with Bard® AlloMax™ Surgical Graft
The AlloMax™ Surgical Graft can be used for a tension-free repair technique to repair or reinforce the repair of esophageal hiatal defects during open or laparoscopic fundoplications and parasophageal hernia repairs. Fundoplication is a technique where part of the stomach is wrapped around the esophagus and sewn into place. The products can also be used to reinforce or buttress the hiatal hernia that has been closed primarily with sutures. There is always a chance for complications with surgery such as infection, hematoma (blood collection), pain or hernia recurrence. Your physician will discuss these with you prior to surgery.
™ 1mm Surgical Grafts are restricted to homologous use for the repair, replacement, reconstruction or augmentation of soft tissue by a qualified healthcare professional (i.e., physician). This includes supplemental support and reinforcement of soft tissue in hernia repair, chest wall defect procedures and grafting for horizontal and vertical soft tissue augmentation of thickness and length such as post-mastectomy breast reconstruction. The implant is provided sterile and requires rehydration prior to use.
The same potential medical/surgical conditions or complications that apply to any surgical procedure may occur during or following implantation. The surgeon is responsible for informing the patient of the risks associated with their treatment and the possibility of complications or adverse reactions. As with any human tissue implant, it is not possible to guarantee freedom from transmission of infectious agents or other adverse reactions such as hypersensitivity, allergic or immune response.
Prior to use, the surgeon must become familiar with the implant and the surgical procedure. Poor general medical condition or any pathology that would limit the blood supply and compromise healing should be considered when selecting patients for procedures using this implant; as such conditions may compromise outcomes. The implant should be used with caution in surgical sites where an active infection is present or in sites with poor perfusion. If the surgeon determines that the clinical circumstances require implantation in a site that is contaminated or infected, appropriate local and/or systemic anti-infective measures should be taken. Appropriate placement and fixation of the implant are critical to success of the surgical procedure.