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Mesh surgery complications

When carried out by experienced surgeons transvaginal mesh surgery used in the treatment pelvic organ  prolapse and tension free vaginal tape (TVT or TVT-O) used in the treatment of stress urinary has proved to be an effective treatment and outcomes have been shown to be excellent. However as with any form of surgery complications can occur.

Over the past few years the use of mesh to treat vaginal prolapse and urinary incontinence has increased. Complications from this type of  surgical mesh surgery have also increased as well. Though tension free vaginal tape (TVT or TVT-O performed for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence does not carry the  same risks as that associated with transvaginal mesh surgery  used in the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse.

Complications include but are not limited to, that may require surgical treatment include.

  • Mesh Erosion into bowel, bladder, urethra, or rectum
  • Extrusion of the mesh into the vagina causing pain, discharge, bleeding
  • Failure of the Procedure
  • Pain (Vagina, pelvic, abdominal)
  • Infection

If you develop complications after surgical mesh surgeryit is important to receive adequate treatment and not to suffer needlessly. Often it is technically very difficult to correct these complications and many surgeons are not trained to handle these types of complications.

Mr Ockrim has extensive experience in the surgical correction of mesh complications .The diagnosis, management and correction of these complications require advanced subspecialty training and experience

Getting help

If you wish to make an appointment to seek further advice and or treatment, please contact Mr Ockrim’s secretary.