Adding my two cents to the mega mesh mess surrounding transvaginal mesh complications…

Tag: alternatives to using mesh

Scaremongering or Just Plain Scary?

Doctors are accusing the media, lawyers, and even patients speaking out, of scaremongering. They think because of them, people are being scared away from surgeries for hernia, prolapse, and incontinence that are done with surgical mesh. Not because of the risky mesh products…. no, they think it’s just because of all the “hype” of those… Read More ›

“Pelvic prolapse surgery using mesh no more effective than standard repair?”

” there were no clear benefits from the use of mesh or graft over a standard repair in women having their first operation. However, synthetic mesh did result in some complications which posed extra risk.”  – from  article:  https://www.news-medical.net/news/20170327/Pelvic-prolapse-surgery-using-mesh-no-more-effective-than-standard-repair.aspx Pelvic prolapse surgery using mesh no more effective than standard repair? March 27, 2017 An interview with Professor… Read More ›

Is it ok to jump right into “minor” surgery for SUI?

Surgery, regardless of how minor, is still surgery.  Right? There are risks.   If there is surgical mesh involved (which includes “tape” and “slings”) there are “ADDED RISKS” (according to the FDA warnings and research).   Common sense, and good doctors, tell people that going under the knife for anything should not be something to… Read More ›

Free Informational Brochures on Mesh Complications

Ever wish you had something handy to hand-out to folks when they ask you about surgical mesh? Maybe, something to give to your doctors, friends, or family members?  Something that explained so many of the things that are so hard to explain, and had links to more information/resources, so that people could get more detailed information if… Read More ›

“Systematic reviews of apical prolapse surgery: are we being misled down a dangerous path?”

Sharing this article that was recently published in the International Urogynecology Journal,  titled “Systematic reviews of apical prolapse surgery: are we being misled down a dangerous path?” It has to do with the claim of superiority of sacrocolpopexy (SC) over other pelvic organ prolapse (POP) procedures, which included: “The addition of mesh, whether abdominally or… Read More ›

What is Wrong with Going to a Doctor Who Still Uses Mesh?

“What is wrong with going to a Doctor to have your mesh removed, and this Doctor still uses mesh in procedures?”.

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