Pelvic Mesh Revision Surgery

October 17, 2012

Pelvic mesh revision surgery is performed on women who have experienced complications or serious side effects following their primary operation with a vaginal mesh implant. These types of surgical devices are most often used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and/or stress urinary incontinence, two common problems that afflict many women. In fact, between 30 and 50 percent of women will have experience pelvic organ prolapse at some time during their lifetime (although a much smaller amount will become symptomatic). When a woman is experiencing troublesome symptoms from POP or SUI, a vaginal pelvic mesh implant may be used to strengthen weakened tissue and reinforce either the vaginal wall or the urethra in order to permanently treat these symptoms. Unfortunately, this type of surgery can sometimes lead to problems that are often worse than the initial condition.

Pelvic Mesh Surgery Complications

After being surgically implanted with pelvic mesh, there are a variety of complications that can occur, many of which necessitate removal of the implant through revision surgery. The US Food and Drug Administration has discovered the following complications following vaginal mesh surgery:

  • Mesh erosion
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Abscesses
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Vaginal scarring/shrinkage
  • Mesh contraction
  • Vaginal Shortening
  • Irritation to the penis of sexual partner

Revision Surgery for Pelvic Mesh Erosion

Although a revision surgery can help a woman after she has encountered pelvic mesh erosion or other serious complications, you must remember that it is still another serious and invasive procedure. In revision surgery, a doctor will attempt to remove all or part of the pelvic mesh implant from the patient’s body. Unfortunately, in some cases a revision surgery (or even multiple revision surgeries) is unable to fully remove the mesh. This is because mesh can break apart into many smaller pieces.

File a Pelvic Mesh Lawsuit: Consult With an Attorney

If you have experienced serious complications stemming from your SUI or POP treatment with pelvic mesh, you may want to consider filing a lawsuit. A lawsuit claim against the manufacturer of your particular mesh product may help you with the financial burdens of revision surgery and/or time lost to work. Contact the Willis Law firm today for a free consultation with a nationally respected and reputable personal injury attorney. Learn about how to best protect your rights and the interests of your family. All pelvic mesh clients are represented on a fee contingent basis; no attorney or legal fees required unless a recovery is obtained.

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