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

Tag: Research on Mesh

SIMS (Single-incision Mini-slings) Cause Mesh Complications Too

Not too long ago, a doctor told me that mini-slings used for SUI,  or “tape” (as many now call the mesh slings), are not causing any of the mesh complications we are hearing about.   I disagreed.  While I did not have a mini-sling (I had a TOT), I tried to explain that I knew of… Read More ›

Mesh surgery scandal: Fury as doctor wins trip to Brazil for recruiting patients to controversial implants trial

Sharing another article from the Daily Record, titled, “Mesh surgery scandal: Fury as doctor wins trip to Brazil for recruiting patients to controversial implants trial“. where it states: “A DOCTOR was sent to Rio de Janeiro as a prize for recruiting the most patients to a trial for controversial mesh implants. Athele Khunda was sent… Read More ›

Former SNP Health Secretary Alex Neil accused of lying over suspension of mesh implant surgery

I saw this article today:  “Former SNP Health Secretary Alex Neil accused of lying over suspension of mesh implant surgery“, from January 2015, where Elaine Holmes, of the Scottish Mesh Survivors’ Hear Our Voice campaign, said: “To say we feel betrayed is an understatement. We trusted Alex Neil to do the right thing. To find… 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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