Tag: Single-incision mini-slings
TVM? TVT? TOT? SIMS? Tape? Sling? Plug? Patch? It’s all still mesh. Here’s a run-down of mesh-related terms.
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.
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 ›
AUGS and the FDA keep saying transvaginal mesh should be reserved for “high risk” patients, and used more as a last resort. However, mesh for SUI (Stress Urinary Incontinence) is still going full speed ahead. So, is SUI a “high risk” problem? I think not. I’d rather have my original SUI problem any day than… Read More ›
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 ›