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

Tag: Dr. Raz

Why I Went All the Way to UCLA for Mesh Removal Surgery

I had a full mesh removal surgery in Jan 2013 at UCLA, with Dr. Raz.  The removal surgery was not easy, but went well.  Dr. Raz was able to remove my entire mesh TOT sling – including the “arms” that were in my groin area.  “Full mesh removal” is something most doctors will not even… Read More ›

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 ›

It’s NOT enough. We need help!

Some days everything is just so hard, and it’s hard to be hopeful.  I spent the last few days trying to catch up on my meshmenot blog, Facebook page, and with current news surrounding mesh.  I realized I had new comments, both on my blog here, and on my Facebook page, that I had not… Read More ›

Partial vs. Full Mesh Removal Surgery

Most patients are told removing all the mesh is “impossible” or “too dangerous”. I believe they are told this because for that doctor it IS impossible. Most doctors will only offer partial removals because that is all THEY know how to do.

Suffering from Mesh Complications in Upstate NY? (Rochester? Buffalo? Syracuse? Albany?)

Are you from upstate NY and suffering from mesh complications?  Me too!  Who knew, right?  Originally, when I was having problems after my mesh implant – I felt very alone, and like I was the only one in the world having such problems.  This feeling was largely perpetuated by what doctors were telling me at the… Read More ›

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