Mesh Removal

Mesh is a commonly used material in pelvic floor surgery for both urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. The use of mesh, according to the FDA, is still considered standard of care in certain procedures (Sling, Sacrocolpopexy and Hysteropexy) but transvaginal meshes for prolapse have come under scrutiny. Complications can occur with any incontinence or prolapse surgery, however, prolapse and incontinence procedures using mesh can have more severe complications and be much more difficult to manage.

Mesh Complications Include:

  • Mesh Extrusion through vagina
  • Vaginal Pain
  • Pain with intercourse
  • Difficulty emptying bladder
  • Pain with defecation
  • Mesh Erosion (bladder or bowel)
  • Rectal pain
  • Groin and/or Buttocks Pain
  • Lower Abdominal Pain
  • Shortened Vagina