Bladder sling revision surgery in the Park City area addresses multiple concerns
For more than a decade, women dealing with stress urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse have been able to turn to their specialty physician for surgical treatment using transvaginal mesh or a bladder sling. In many cases, this type of surgical intervention is appropriate and successful. In some women, however, the placement of mesh or a sling can produce complications that affect quality of life. When the treatment sought is no better than living with stress urinary incontinence, what is a woman to do?
Dr. Sanjay Gandhi consults with women in his three Illinois urogynecology offices regarding the complications of vaginal prolapse, transvaginal mesh, and sling mesh. His extensive training and experience in the treatment of stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse makes him an excellent source of information and guidance. One of the procedures that Dr. Gandhi performs many times each year is bladder sling revision surgery, urethrolysis, and mesh removal, which may include sling removal. If you live in the area of Park City, Woodstock, or Lake Forest, IL, call Partners in Pelvic Health North Shore Urogynecology to address concerns with existing mesh or with stress urinary incontinence.
There are various aspects to the revision surgery. This procedure is tailored by Dr. Gandhi to the individual patient so that the most advantageous outcome can be achieved. Depending on the specifics of a case, the revision surgery may include:
- Repair of complications. Some of the problems that may occur with transvaginal mesh include the erosion of mesh into tissues, severed blood vessels, bladder or bowel inflammation or injury, and more. If complications are identified during the revision surgery, they will be corrected.
- Mesh repositioning or replacement. Repositioning or replacement of the existing mesh may be possible if the revision surgery is performed within a few days of the initial surgery.
- Mesh removal and tissue repair. Removing mesh can be a tedious procedure because tissue adheres and grows around the holes of the fabric. Ideally, this process supports the bladder and other organs. If mesh must be removed, tissues will be subsequently repaired.
- Alternative treatment for the initial concern must be performed if mesh is removed.
The treatment of mesh complications is difficult and delicate, best handled by an experienced surgeon like Dr. Gandhi. If you have experienced adverse side effects from transvaginal mesh or bladder sling surgery, don’t lose hope that you can regain comfort and a better quality of life. Contact Partners in Pelvic Health North Shore Urogynecology to schedule your visit in one of our offices in the Chicago suburbs.