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Help and support to both men and woman who have had the medical device TVT Retropubic, TVT-Secur, TVTO and TOT, synthetic polypropylene mesh for hernias, prolapse, stress incontinence and bladder and bowel disorders. You're not alone!

Surgeons - Who do we trust?

22 April 2012 - For all updates please scroll down the webpage.

surgeons who do we trust Since early 2012 there appears to be some excellent surgeons coming forward dealing with mesh related complications. There are still too few surgeons in the UK but they are around now and we are pleased to see and hear our health situation is being taken seriously.

Please remember everyone's medical case is different. If you decide to contact a recommended surgeon from a sufferer or any other source it is advisable to read the small self-help guide on the link below:-
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/advice-and-help-on-TVT-TVT-Secur-TVT-O-and-TOT-Tape-Mesh-Medical-Devices.html >>>

Are there any surgeons out there against this surgical procedure?
In answer - Yes, there are in the USA but where are they in the UK? Please read the following statements from the USA:-

USA - Public Citizen Petition
Public Citizen, a consumer advocacy group representing more than 225,000 members and supporters nationwide, hereby petitions the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), please click on the link to read more:-
PUBLIC-CITIZEN-Petition-to-Ban-Mesh-for-POP-08-25-2011.pdf >>>

Please find following statements released from 3 surgeons in the USA.

1. Statement by L. Lewis Wall, M.D., D.Phil., M.Bioeth. Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, School of Medicine Professor of Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences Washington University, St. Louis, MO
PUBLIC-CITIZEN-DR-LEWIS-WALL-STATEMENT-08-25-2011.pdf >>>

2. As a co-petitioner, I strongly support Public Citizen's petition to the Food and Drug Administration to ban the marketing of all currently available non-absorbable surgical mesh products designed and labeled for transvaginal repair and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and to order all manufactureres to recall such products.
PUBLIC-CITIZEN-DR-DANIEL-S-ELLIOTT-STATEMENT-08-25-2011.pdf >>>

3. My comments pertain only to the transvaginal implantation of synthetic mesh for pelvic organ prolapse and stress incontinence. These comments are based on my knowledge, experience, education and training as a Pelvic Surgeon and on observations made during scores of “salvage” operations I’ve performed on women who have experienced mesh complications over the last decade.
Michael-Thomas-Margolis.pdf >>>

Where are the surgeons speaking up concerning this growing serious health problem in the UK?

The governing bodies the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (N.I.C.E) The National Health Service (NHS), and The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) do not know how many have been implanted and how many people have been harmed before 2010! Hence the reason for the National Mesh Register with a possible recall letter to be sent out to patients before 2010. This is why we tell everyone who has had these medical devices and are experiencing complications to submit their adverse report on their faulty medical device into the MHRA.

The campaign in the UK to bring awareness to the public is mainly done through our website and with the help from some medical experts who wish to remain anon at this present time. One of the areas of work we did was to get the MHRA to put out a notice on their website and to launch an investigation, this has now been achieved after working alongside our medical expert plus in the very near future the prospect to try and achieve a National Mesh Register with the hope the MHRA will produce a recall letter to go out to all patients before the year 2010. I know the MHRA notice has few words but it is significant as quoted by our medical expert, if read correctly it does mention manufacturers and products in the plural sense of the wording.

We now also have a full team of legal experts and other professional entities who are very sympathetic and starting to listen to our plight and joining the campaign to have these medical devices investigated with more hope to have most of them removed from the market.

If you hear of a surgeon who is against TVT's and other TVT products please can you let us know. I have heard they are around!

Urgent Appeal: There is a severe shortage of Experienced Surgeons in the UK. Most of the sufferers in our support group are finding it extremely difficult to find a surgeon in their catchment area to treat mesh related complications. We need an authorised list of recommended qualified and experienced surgeons urgently. Please can you let us know where the surgeons are located in the UK. Many thanks.

Please remember everyone's medical case is different. If you decide to contact a recommended surgeon from a sufferer or any other source it is advisable to read the small self-help guide on the link below:-
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/advice-and-help-on-TVT-TVT-Secur-TVT-O-and-TOT-Tape-Mesh-Medical-Devices.html >>>

Unfortunately most of the surgeons in the UK are still putting in TVT's and removing them from others! it just doesn't make sense. Please read this article on the following link:-
STOP Meshing around!
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/stop-meshing-around.html >>>

If there are any medical experts in the UK interested in joining our investigative team please do not hesitate to contact us. All enquiries are treated as strictly private and confidential. Please email: professional@tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk

Advisable to read - TVT Complexity
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/tvt-complexity.html >>>

You will see and hear from people who decided not to go ahead with surgery after reading our website. They have been saved from harm!

For more information on our petition please visit here www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/petitions.html >>>




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