Use of Mesh

Dr. Mastrangelo is a leading expert on the use of mesh in hernia repair, including teaching other surgeons on advanced hernia techniques. He is a member of the American Hernia Society Quality Collaborative and reports patient outcomes in order to continuously monitor and improve the quality of hernia care in the practice. Read more on surgical mesh at the site for medical devices.

To support the repair of a hernia and decrease the risk of a recurrence, a mesh patch of synthetic or biologic material may be used. The patch reinforces the weakened abdominal wall by decreasing tension on the tissues and, thereby, decreases the risk that a hernia will recur.The body’s tissues incorporate the mesh as either a permanent support layer or a temporary, absorb-able matrix.

After your examination and consultation, Dr. Mastrangelo will work with you to determine the best location for your surgical care. When appropriate, he prefers a conservative approach to treatment, offering non-surgical solutions. However, if surgery is required, his training and expertise offers you the most advanced and safe surgical care available in the Central Oregon region.

Dr. Mastrangelo considers the entire person and patient’s lifestyle when choosing a treatment plan, offering a personalized approach to hernia repair. His team has one goal…to increase your quality of life so that you can get back to normal as soon as possible.


Most surgical procedures for hernias are performed in an outpatient setting at Bend Surgery Center or St. Charles Hospital in both Bend and Redmond where patients are able to go home after the surgery. If an inpatient stay in required, surgery is performed at St. Charles Hospital.