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

Tag: alternatives to using mesh

Are you a GOOD mesh? Or a BAD mesh?

I keep hearing about doctors telling patients they don’t use “the bad mesh”… or that “the bad mesh was recalled”. Many are saying their doctor only uses “the good mesh”.
Well?? What exactly are the “good” or “bad” meshes? That is a good question.

Dr. Shlomo Raz

I talk a lot about Dr. Raz in this blog. Probably because I feel like he saved my life. You will find his name mentioned repeatedly throughout this blog, and my MeshMeNot Facebook page.  I created a photo-album in Facebook, where I have a lot of information and talk about my travels all the way… Read More ›

Searching for Docs Experienced with FULL Mesh Removal, and/or NON-Mesh Repairs

I’ve been posting the below plea for help everywhere… on any public Facebook pages that will allow it and are related to health care, specifically GYN/URO.  Maybe, some will respond rather than delete. This is what I’ve been posting: ========= Hello. I am searching for doctors (GYNs, UROs, UROGYNs) experienced with FULL pelvic mesh removal (or… Read More ›

AUGS – Addressing mesh complications and helping patients? or just defending mesh?

Pro-mesh doctors and advocates repeatedly refer to the AUGS (American Urogynecologic Society) website, claiming AUGS is addressing the problems of mesh.   Are they? In this article, “The American Urogynecologic Society fights back against transvaginal mesh bans” from August 2013, it states: “officials at the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) voiced their strong opposition to restrictions on… Read More ›

Repairing Pelvic Organ Prolapse: What’s Best?

Sharing the attached article  and video which were posted at: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/761692, on Apr 18, 2012, from Dr. Diane Mitchell, Assistant Director for Science in the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Devices and Radiological Health.  (also an obstetrician/gynecologist). At one point, she says, “The panel generally agreed that, depending on the anatomical areas involved, vaginal placement… Read More ›

Do surgical repairs using mesh last longer than repairs using your own biological tissue?

Many women are being told that it does (last longer), and that if they don’t use mesh, they will be back on the (operating) table for more surgery within 1-5 years.    Is this true? Well, it’s not true according to the FDA, which put out a warning in 2011(www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm262752.htm) stating: “The FDA also conducted a… Read More ›

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