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

Tag: mini sling

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 ›

When Doctors Lie (about removing mesh)

You can NOT make these serious mesh complications go away by telling a patient that the mesh is all gone if, in fact, it is NOT. We need REAL help. We need it REMOVED for real!

TVM? TVT? TOT? SIMS? Tape? Sling? Plug? Patch? SUI? POP? WTH@!??

TVM? TVT? TOT? SIMS? Tape? Sling? Plug? Patch? It’s all still mesh. Here’s a run-down of mesh-related terms.

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.

What if Doctors Told the Truth About Mesh/Tape for SUI?

I’ve often thought about what I wish I knew before I had surgery with mesh.  It’s hard for me to imagine, because so many doctors are still using, and promoting the use of mesh tape for SUI (Stress Urinary Incontinence), in spite of FDA warnings,  100,000+ lawsuits, and a record number of reported complications.  But, what… Read More ›

Does the FDA say that mesh tapes for SUI are safe and SHOULD be used?

I have a serious question. It’s regarding the FDA warnings for mesh, and I would seriously like some input from ANY doctors out there still promoting/using mesh, or the people marketing it, or just anyone familiar with the whole “mesh mess”.

It is not a real hard question. No opinions are necessary. I’m just looking for some cold hard facts. A website link would be perfect. Ready? Here goes:

QUESTION: Does the FDA say that mesh tapes for SUI are safe and SHOULD be used?

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