Dr. Howard Goldman, Cleveland Clinic A woman who I am planning to do a Patient Profile on called me the other day. She had surgical mesh partially removed at the Cleveland Clinic with urologist, Dr. Howard Goldman, two weeks ago. She was on her way back to the [...]
April 1, 2012 ~ The May issue of Consumer Reports (here) features an investigation into synthetic mesh and artificial hips - medical devices that escape rigorous testing to assure safety. Tens of millions of Americans are living with medical devices and whether a defibrillator, artificial hip or surgical [...]
MARCH 19, 2012 ~ By Jane Akre A story before I tell this story. I was commissioned to write a 2,100 word piece for the Chicago-based magazine "In These Times." I had pitched the long-time editor and he said they were very interested. Great I thought. The money wasn't much [...]
Suffering in Silence: Denise Jacobs on Surgical Mesh "an unreasonable and substantial risk of illness or injury"
By DENISE JACOBS, CRNA, ARNP SEPTEMBER 9, 2011 Dear Dr. Shuren, Dr Lerner, CDRH members, and Obstetrics and Gynecology Medical Devices Panel, Thank you for inviting us here today so that we can voice our opinions and experiences about transvaginal mesh (TVM) used in pelvic organ prolapsed [...]
As a Pelvic Surgeon/Urogynecologist, Dr. Margolis helps women suffering from incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and a variety of surgical problems involving the female pelvis. He has done mesh removal surgery from his office, Bay Area Pelvic Surgery, in the San Francisco Bay area. […]