*NEW* The Doctors: Risks of Mesh Implants for Bladder Control

Jane Akre
May 21, 2014
Wanda- Mesh Survivor
Wanda- Mesh Survivor

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, May 21, 2014

"The one way I know how to describe it is “suicidal”  That's  stabbed from the inside."

"There is nothing wrong with you its in year head, you might be crazy," says the doctor.

That's the show "teaser for The Doctors, television show. It is not clear when this segment is running, though it appears May 21 may be the air date.  The show profiles Wanda.

Wanda, 43, had a hysterectomy seven years ago at the same time a transvaginal mesh “sling” was implanted below her bladder to correct incontinence she had been experiencing since giving birth to two boys more than 20 years ago.

The Doctors
The Doctors, Dr. Travis Stork

The Doctors, Dr. Travis Stork

Wanda says since the surgery she has experienced stabbing pain and she has difficulty standing up and walking.

“It’s so bad now that you don’t care whether you live or die,” she told the audience.

“I want so bad for this mesh just to be removed. I want my life back. I want the pain to quit.”

Dr. John Miklos
Dr. John Miklos, urogynecologist

Dr. John Miklos

The show features surgeons Dr. Robert Moore and Dr. John Miklos of Miklos and Moore of Atlanta who are skilled mesh removal surgeons and recognize complications.

The two are interviewed during the surgery and said they feel everything went well during the surgery and were hoping for relief for the patient.

“It works very well in many, many women,” says Dr. Moore of mesh.  He blames the pain on the mesh tightening pulling on the muscles and causing pain or bladder obstruction.

Dr. Robert Moore

Dr. Robert Moore

Wanda says three days after surgery she is finally pain free for the first time in seven years.

The segment is available here.


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