Regarding Vaginal Mesh Surgery and Sacrohysteropexy
Very sadly, there has been considerable adverse news concerning vaginal mesh surgery in the United Kingdom. Women’s lives have been affected and there has been discussion about why this happened and the risks concerned. Understandably there is much concern surrounding the outcomes and increasingly, there are articles in the press that are not necessarily clear and specific about the types of uterine prolapse surgery affected. This is a primary concern for ladies trying to work out the best course of action to take and very worrying for those who have already had surgery.
Following the recent press coverage of potential litigation regarding vaginal mesh implants:-
Mr Broome would like to reassure all his patients who have undergone or are due to have a sacrohysteropexy operation for utero-vaginal prolapse that there is absolutely no risk of vaginal mesh erosion following this procedure.
Unlike vaginal mesh surgery implants a sacrohysteropexy prolapse repair is an abdominal procedure (usually keyhole) whereby mesh is used as a sling to support the womb permanently. There are no vaginal incisions and the sling is attached between the cervix and sacral bone at the back of the pelvis. The mesh will never erode through these attachments and will never come into contact with the vagina.
Mr Broome has undertaken over 2000 sacrohysteropexy procedures over the past 14 years and has had no cases of vaginal mesh erosion and he is confident that this will remain the case in the future due to the very different anatomical approach used when compared to vaginal mesh implants.