Vaginal Mesh Complications
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For many years repair of the prolapsing pelvic organ would be carried out using the native tissues. There has been a surge in usage of vaginal meshes in the past ten years. The main advantage of these graft augmented repairs seems to be decreased chance of recurrence of the prolapse. These procedures unlike the push in the market are not simple operations that could be done on all prolapse cases by inexperienced surgeons. Unfortunately this has resulted in an increased number of mesh related complications. These include but are not limited to bleeding, infection, injury to bladder and surrounding viscus organs, pelvic pain, buttock, painful intercourse, buttock and leg pain, dysfunctional urinary symptoms and graft erosion to vagina or other surrounding organs. Repair and removal of these meshes and correction of their complications are difficult surgeries that need expertise in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive pelvic surgery. Dr. Bonni is fellowship trained in this area and has the skills and surgical experience necessary to treat mesh complications and restore the normal function and anatomy to the pelvic floor.