No Easy Solution to Removing Mesh

//No Easy Solution to Removing Mesh

No Easy Solution to Removing Mesh

The topic of removing mesh has become problematic.  Not only should Mesh News Desk not recommend any doctor to remove mesh, (we didn’t) but there has been some expression that even a mention here by others implies an endorsement to those desperate for a solution.

Realistically, MND cannot vouch for the expertise of any doctor when it comes to mesh removal. We would never intend any harm come to those who have already been victimized,

As a compromise, a Patient Profile will always include in the story where and how the patient found relief, if they did. That is their opinion and they can express it if they so choose.

Again Mesh News Desk does not endorse any doctor for mesh removal. It is far more difficult to remove synthetic surgical mesh than to put it in. It is NOT meant to be removed. The medical device is put in intending to be permanent.

That’s the problem which anyone considering having a mesh implant needs to understand.

Thank you for understanding.

By | 2011-12-20T22:55:51+00:00 December 20th, 2011|Your Turn|1 Comment

About the Author:

I’m National News Editor, Jane Akre and I began Mesh Medical Device News Desk aka Mesh News Desk (MND) in the summer of 2011 just after the Food and Drug Administration issued an explicit warning to the public that complications associated with surgical mesh used for prolapse repair (POP) and incontinence (SUI) are NOT rare! That was the starting point for the litigation you see today and thousands of lawsuits have been filed by women whose lives have been altered, some permanently, by the use of this petroleum-based product.

One Comment

  1. teresa hughes December 26, 2011 at 9:14 pm - Reply

    Dear Jane

    We are a Voluntary Support Group

    As you say this mesh is with us forever but we were never told about the complications and when it erodes and causes infection it has to come out as it is life threatening.

    Every person is different and in the United Kingdom we are all travelling 100 miles to try to find someone to help us.

    This is at our own expense so when someone finds a surgeon who may have helped them they feel relief.

    We do not recommend any surgeosn to any member as this we feel would not be the right thing to do.


    Teresa Hughes United Kingdom

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