Response from Mr Broome to BBC News – Victoria Derbyshire programme and Daily Mail article

sacrohyseropexy and meshWe have received messages of concern from patients who are alarmed at the recent article in the Daily Mail and the Victoria Derbyshire BBC Radio programme.

Mr Broome would like to reassure all his patients and future patients about these concerns:

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 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 15 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.

For those ladies who consult Mr Broome with a prolapse following hysterectomy (vaginal vault prolapse) and undergo a sacrocolpopexy, the mesh is attached to the top of the vagina as the cervix would have been previously removed. There is a theoretical risk that erosion may happen but because no incision is made in the vagina this is negligible and has not occurred in any of Mr Broome’s patients to date after over 15 years experience.

Mr Broome does not perform VAGINAL MESH implants, and is completely confident in the safety of the procedures he undertakes for pelvic floor prolapse.

Mail on Sunday

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