A report published in May 2014 by the Minneapolis newspaper, Star Tribune, highlighted the risks of using transvaginal mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). A urogynecologist interviewed for the story noted that treating POP with transvaginal mesh has been known to negatively impact a patient’s overall health and well being.
In certain cases, the post-surgery experience has presented a much more difficult reality than living with untreated POP or SUI. Patients who have been severely injured by transvaginal mesh point to mesh erosion as the primary cause for their physical and emotional suffering.
Because there appears to be significant risks involved with using transvaginal mesh, the urogynecologist, Dr. Elizabeth Frank of Park Nicollet Women’s Center, does not use this surgical device to treat POP or SUI. Instead, Dr. Frank opts for other methods that have proven to be safer for patients.
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