Physiomesh is a hernia patch used to strengthen the abdominal wall in hernia repair surgeries. Hernias occur when underlying tissue or organs squeeze through weak spots in the abdominal wall. Mesh is the preferred repair as it is supposed to minimize the possibility for infections and pain. These repairs can be done laparascopically or as part of an open surgery when there is a major tear in the abdominal wall. The mesh was used to help prevent re-opening of the hernias and was approved through the FDA’s 510K process.