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The Problem with Mesh

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10 Good Reasons to Avoid Mesh

If you are wondering whether to have synthetic mesh inserted for stress urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse, then you may wish to consider these ten good reasons for avoiding mesh.  Here are ten very good reasons below to avoid mesh: It’s a flawed product.  Basically, vaginal mesh is a cheap woven plastic material which … Continue reading

Costs of Failed TVT Surgery

As we all know, the NHS is now bearing the cost of operating on patients whose breast or hip implants have failed years earlier than predicted with varying outcomes on the patient’s health and wellbeing. The NHS must also bear the cost of remedial surgery when there are problems with TVT or other synthetic meshes. When mesh surgery goes wrong, … Continue reading

What do you think about TVT?

I’ve got more posts planned soon but in the meantime please could you take part in my poll. More posts coming up soon…

The Problem with TVT Surgery

TVT – What is it? TVT (or Tension-Free Vaginal Tape) is a woven polypropylene mesh designed to support the mid-urethra to prevent stress incontinence.  The mesh strip is a permanent implant which is inserted transvaginally under the urethra to provide extra support during times of increased abdominal pressure such as when coughing or sneezing.   Many UK NHS hospitals use the Gynecare TVT retropubic tape which is manufactured by Ethicon, a subsidiary … Continue reading