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

Tag: non-mesh

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 ›

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 ›

Top 10 Things to Know About Mesh BEFORE Having Surgery for POP or SUI

What if I could go back in time to before I had my mesh implant for SUI? What are the things I wish I had known? What do I think I SHOULD have been told? What do I think are the basics that everyone should know before they have surgery for any pelvic repairs, including… Read More ›

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