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

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“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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

“Considering a Mesh Implant? You have better odds playing Russian roulette”

That was the title of the poster created by Jaye Lee,  who also suffers from mesh complications (“Considering a Mesh Implant? You have better odds playing Russian roulette”).   She has a way with words (and graphics), eh?  She has shared her story and many of her poignant posters along the way. When I first saw this… Read More ›

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