Pelvic Mesh Repair in Northern New Jersey
What is Pelvic Mesh Used For?
Pelvic Mesh is one option for women who are suffering from pelvic organ prolapse (POP). If they have prolapsed organs, they may opt for surgery to treat serious symptoms of the prolapsed organs.
One option is to use pelvic or transvaginal mesh. There are several surgical methods of repairing pelvic floor disorders exist, including this method known as transvaginal mesh implantation.
Dr. Ali Ghomi is among the first group of surgeons in the country who received board certification in pelvic reconstructive surgery, formerly known as urogynecology. Dr. Ghomi uses his expertise to aid women in pelvic floor dysfunctions including the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse. If you are experiencing symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse or have complications from your pelvic mesh treatment, contact Dr. Ghomi to discuss your symptoms and repair. To get relief, please call (862) 657-3150 or request an appointment through our secure online form to schedule a consultation at our urogynecology office in North Jersey.
Why Pelvic Mesh Repair?
Some women have reported complications from pelvic mesh, and wish to have it removed or repaired. Transvaginal mesh removal is a technically complex surgical procedure in which surgeons attempt to remove or repair as much of the mesh as possible.
Some complications that are reported include:
- Chronic pain
- Pain during intercourse
- Urinary problems
- Exposure of the mesh through the vagina
Complete transvaginal mesh removal is possible for some women, while only part of the mesh can be removed in other women due to complicated issues from the type of mesh that was originally used.
Who May Need Pelvic Mesh Repair?
Approximately 200,000 inpatient surgical procedures are performed for POP in the U.S. each year. This is one of the most common reasons for women to have surgery, many selecting the transvaginal mesh option.
However, reports state in the past several years, there was an increase in the use of synthetic and biologic mesh for transvaginal prolapse surgery. This was largely driven by the availability and marketing of commercially available pre-packed mesh delivery systems or “mesh kits.”
Along with this rise in popularity is also an increasing number of women with issues. There are many who report serious complications from transvaginal mesh that severely impact their quality of life. The FDA has also issued a warning in 2011, which sparked controversy and generated awareness around this issue.
Specifics of Pelvic Mesh Repair Surgery
Transvaginal mesh’s primary use is for primarily pelvic organ prolapse and considered a permanent implant.
Many women now however, opt for repair or removal. Surgery to remove the mesh can be difficult because over time tissue grows around the mesh. It is complicated to remove the mesh without damaging the surrounding tissue and organ.
The amount of mesh the surgeon will be able to remove may also depend on the type of mesh or mesh kit that was used in the original surgery.
What Are the Risks of a Pelvic Mesh?
- Mesh erosion – breaking down or wearing away over time
- Mesh exposure – wearing through vaginal tissue and becomes exposed
How Are Pelvic Mesh Issues Treated?
- Estrogen creams
- Removal of the mesh
- Mesh excision – In this procedure, the affected area is injected with local anesthetic, and the physician removes the exposed mesh
- Removing the majority of the mesh through surgery
Dr. Ali Ghomi will work with you to determine which option is right for you.
What is Pelvic Mesh Removal?
This surgery requires an expert set of skills, however, it can be done safely with the proper surgeon. Dr. Ali Ghomi believes it can be done safely with few complications and high relief of symptoms. Complete removal of the mesh may be possible if the mesh was originally placed from a completely transvaginal approach.
Your surgeon will talk to you and weigh the risks and benefits with your specific case.
Schedule a Consultation for Pelvic Mesh Repair in Northern Jersey
You don’t have to live with pelvic mesh issues. These symptoms can impact your quality of life, and many women are getting the relief that they deserve. Dr. Ali Ghomi provides pelvic mesh repair and removal at his urogynecology office in North Jersey. To schedule a consultation, please call (862) 657-3150 or request an appointment through our secure online form.