There are dozens of models in the Covidien Symbotex line of hernia mesh implants that come in a variety of shapes and sizes. With so many different models, there exists only one unique trait that spans all of the Symbotex implants: A greenish, circular marker in the center of the implant.
Because these markers are not always the most reliable way to identify Covidien Symbotex products, using product numbers is often the best way to know for sure.
Product numbers are created in accordance with the shape and size of the implant, as well as the procedure the implant was designed for.
Below is a list of the most commonly used Covidien Symbotex products, their shape, size and assigned product numbers:[i]
|Laparoscopic Ventral Repair||Oval||17 x 10 centimeters||SYM1710E|
|Laparoscopic Ventral Repair||Oval||20 x 12 centimeters||SYM2012E|
|Laparoscopic Ventral Repair||Oval||25 x 15 centimeters||SYM2515E|
|Laparoscopic Ventral Repair||Oval||34 x 20 centimeters||SYM3420E|
|Laparoscopic Ventral Repair||Oval||40 x 24 centimeters||SYM4024E|
|Laparoscopic Ventral Repair||Rectangle||15 x 10 centimeters||SYM1510|
|Laparoscopic Ventral Repair||Rectangle||20 x 15 centimeters||SYM2015|
|Laparoscopic Ventral Repair||Rectangle||25 x 20 centimeters||SYM2520|
|Laparoscopic Ventral Repair||Rectangle||30 x 20 centimeters||SYM3020|
|Laparoscopic Ventral Repair||Rectangle||37 x 28 centimeters||SYM3728|
|Laparoscopic Ventral Repair||Rectangle||42 x 32 centimeters||SYM4232|
|Laparoscopic Ventral Repair||Circular||9 centimeters||SYM9|
|Laparoscopic Ventral Repair||Circular||12 centimeters||SYM12|
|Laparoscopic Ventral Repair||Circular||15 centimeters||SYM15|
|Laparoscopic Ventral Repair||Circular||20 centimeters||SYM20|
|Open Ventral Repair||Rectangle||15 x 10 centimeters||SYM1510OS|
|Open Ventral Repair||Rectangle||20 x 15 centimeters||SYM2015OS|
|Open Ventral Repair||Rectangle||25 x 20 centimeters||SYM2520OS|
|Open Ventral Repair||Rectangle||30 x 20 centimeters||SYM3020OS|
|Open Ventral Repair||Circular||8 centimeters||SYM8OS|
If you are still unsure whether your implant is covered by the recall, you should make an appointment with your doctor to discuss your situation further.
If you or a loved one has been impacted by a Covidien hernia mesh implant, please contact the New York attorneys at Rheingold, Giuffra, Ruffo, & Plotkin LLP for a free consultation today. Our experienced team has over 50 years of experience with product liability and medical malpractice cases.
[i] Symbotex Composite Mesh Brochure, 2019.