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

Tag: UCLA

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 ›

Never Forget

It has been almost three years since I had mesh implanted in me for SUI.  It has been just over two years since I had full mesh removal with Dr. Raz at UCLA in January 2013.  And, it’s almost one year, now, since my hip surgery in Feb 2014.    It’s almost hard to believe. … 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 ›

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 ›

“Quick and Easy”? I Think Not.

Jane Akre recently posted on the MDND blog an article entitled, “FDA: Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) Surgical Mesh Reports up 36 Percent”, which reads: While advising not every woman experiencing SUI will need surgery the FDA appears to endorse sling surgery over non-mesh repairs on the What is Stress Urinary Incontinence? page (here) by saying: “The use of surgical… Read More ›

You seriously have to go ALL the way to California for surgery?

For the folks who can’t believe I have to fly all the way to California for surgery… I just heard of a woman and her husband who sold their rental home and bought an RV so they can drive to California (from Oklahoma) to see the same doc I’m going to (Dr. Raz). This other… Read More ›

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