Super Doctors

Super Doctors Rising Stars - Texas 2018

Dr. Mark Glover has once again been to the Texas Super Doctors® Rising Stars as one of the top doctors in Austin, TX for 2018. 

“The Rising Stars edition looks to the future of medicine by recognizing outstanding physicians who have been fully licensed to practice medicine in their respective specialty for approximately 10 years or less. These doctors have made noteworthy achievements early in their careers and are rising through the ranks of their field.” 

Each year, MSP Communications undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a survey of doctors, independent evaluation of candidates by the research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area, and a good-standing and disciplinary check. As a part of this evaluation, physicians are asked to consider the following question: ‘‘If you needed medical care in one of the following practice areas, which doctor would you choose?’’ Only doctors who acquired the highest total points from the surveys, research, and blue-ribbon panel review were selected to theTexas 2018  Rising Stars list. 

Since 2005, MSP Communications, has published Super Doctors lists across the country. Honorees are also found online at www.superdoctors.com, where selected doctors can be searched by name, medical specialty and location.Look for the listing in the July 2018 issue of Texas Monthly. 

What’s the deal with mesh?

What's the deal with mesh?

Patients in my clinic are consistently asking more about mesh and its implications. Discussing the benefits and risks of mesh is a discussion I have on a daily basis.  A recent mesh recall last year heightened the public’s attention to mesh, due to the onslaught of lawyer firms seeking clients with Physiomesh. 

 

The origin of mesh began in an attempt to decrease the unacceptably high rates of hernia recurrence. Hernia recurrence refers to the hernia coming back after it is repaired. As our society has become on average more overweight and more obese, this is needed even more.  Closing large hernia defects with suture only puts tension and stress on the repair that make it highly likely to tear and to fail, leading to hernia recurrence. Mesh acts to reinforce the repair and disperse the forces placed on the repair to the surrounding abdominal wall. 

 

Many patients hear anecdotal stories found on the internet or from friends.  Mesh has several uses in surgery and those uses carry very different risks. For example, mesh is often used in the pelvis as a bladder sling and placed near the vagina.  Mesh reacts differently and has very different risks depending on whether it is placed in the pelvis, the groin or in the abdominal wall.  

 

Some patients with inguinal hernias come to me wanting to have a tissue repair done. Many are surprised to find that the same material is used for both procedure. “Tissue” repairs still require polypropylene, permanent suture, or in the case of the Shouldice clinic, stainless steel wire. Mesh is generally made of polypropylene or polyester. 

So many patients are surprised to find out that even if they have a tissue repair, they still will have permanent polypropylene suture in their groin

Mesh is not alway necessary. Some hernias, such as small umbilical hernias may be repaired without mesh placement. A discussion is had preoperatively regarding the patient’s goals and personal preference and a treatment plan is formulated together. 

Dr Glover named to SuperDoctors 2017

Super Doctors Rising Stars - Texas 2017

Dr Mark Glover has been named by Texas Super Doctors® Rising StarsSM 2017 as one of the top doctors in Austin, TX for 2017. The Rising Stars edition looks to the future of medicine by recognizing outstanding physicians who have been fully licensed to practice medicine in their respective specialty for approximately 10 years or less. These doctors have made noteworthy achievements early in their careers and are rising through the ranks of their field. 

Each year, MSP Communications undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a survey of doctors, independent evaluation of candidates by the research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area, and a good-standing and disciplinary check. As a part of this evaluation, physicians are asked to consider the following question: ‘‘If you needed medical care in one of the following practice areas, which doctor would you choose?’’ Only doctors who acquired the highest total points from the surveys, research, and blue-ribbon panel review were selected to theTexas 2017  Rising Stars list. 

Since 2005, MSP Communications, has published Super Doctors lists across the country. Honorees are also found online at www.superdoctors.com, where selected doctors can be searched by name, medical specialty and location.

Check out this month’s issue of Texas Monthly in print.