Surgical operations strike fear in some patients; before the procedure, they worry about what could go wrong.
A new study shows that less can go wrong with surgeons who’ve performed the same procedure, in this case, transvaginal mesh implants, a large amount of times.
Accompanying the study, which JAMA Surgery published in September 2015, was commentary from Quoc-Dien Trinh, a medical doctor specializing in urology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
Trinh commented that when patients select a surgeon, the number of procedures performed by a surgeon is a somewhat reliable measurement in determining the operation’s outcome.
High-volume surgeons made fewer mistakes, according to study data. In fact, the study’s lead researcher remarked that “surgeons who performed a lower number of implants had a 37 per cent increased likelihood of a patient having complications, compared to their higher-volume counterparts.”
Even so, from our conversations with women who have been injured by transvaginal mesh, it’s clear that there’s more to these operations than volume. These medical devices are defective from the start. So, irregardless of volume, surgeons go into these procedures with a defective product.
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