Coronavirus (COVID-19): Important Information From Scripps Learn more
Ovitex surgical mesh for Hernia Repair
In response to the COVID pandemic, Scripps Health has temporarily suspended enrollment for all clinical trials. Exceptions will exist for trials with curative intent, life-saving treatment or when no standard of care exists. For questions, please call Scripps Office for the Protection of Research Subjects at 858-678-6402.
Mark Takata, M.D.
This study will collect safety data on the Ovitex® surgical mesh that has been approved by the FDA for use in hernia repair surgery. Patients will have 1 study visit before surgery and follow-up visits at 1, 3, 12, and 24 months after surgery.
Be at least 18 years old
Have a ventral hernia that requires surgical repair with an implant to reinforce or replace weakened or missing tissue.
Be willing to complete the full 2 years of the study.
Meet all other eligibility criteria
Have a hernia that does not meet eligibility criteria
Have a Body Mass Index greater than 35
Be pregnant or planning a pregnancy
Have a history of drug or alcohol abuse within the last 3 years
Have an allergy to ovine-derived (sheep) products
Surgical meshes made from synthetic materials are typically used for hernia repair in patients with a low to moderate risk of post-operative complications. OviTex® is a biologic surgical mesh made from ovine (sheep) tissue. The goal of this study is to see if the OviTex® surgical mesh will result in fewer complications and better hernia repair.