Transvaginal mesh removal may reduce various symptoms for women near Lake Forest, IL

Transvaginal mesh removal may reduce various symptoms for women

Various types of mesh implants have been used by surgeons for more than fifty years. When this type of implant entered the area of urogynecology several decades ago, women suffering the effects of pelvic organ prolapse were provided with a way to minimize the unpleasant side effects that had been affecting their quality of life. As time passed, however, the potential risk for complications from transvaginal mesh surgery became all too real. Today, patients from areas around Chicago, including Lake Forest, Woodstock, and more, can find the help they need to reduce the secondary symptoms of complications from mesh surgery.

Health concerns such as different types of incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse can now be treated with advanced technique. Additionally, there are solutions available for women who may want an existing mesh revised or removed. At Partners in Pelvic Health at North Shore Urogynecology, each patient is treated with compassion and focused care that seeks to achieve the desired outcome. Before suggesting any type of treatment, Dr. Gandhi performs a thorough consultation and examination and discusses the details, including advantages, disadvantages, and potential risks of surgery.

Transvaginal mesh systems may, in many cases, effectively resolve pelvic health concerns. Sometimes, however, the treatment that should have reduced symptoms causes others. Some of the issues that of transvaginal mesh that Dr. Gandhi addresses include:

  • Erosion of the original mesh
  • Persistent pressure or pain in the abdominal area
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Frequent vaginal infections
  • Recurrence of the original problem, such as pelvic organ prolapse
  • Chronic low back pain

Complications from transvaginal mesh surgery can be very concerning to the patient experiencing unpleasant symptoms. Dr. Gandhi has dedicated his practice to the focused care of pelvic problems. His wealth of experience makes him a wonderful resource to the patient who needs to resolve complications from mesh implantation.

We understand the stress and anxiety you feel. We also recognize and support your need for improvement of comfort, confidence, and functionality in pelvic organs. Dr. Gandhi is familiar with the intricate details of the pelvic organs and the effects that transvaginal mesh may have on these tissues. If you live in the Chicago suburbs, Partners in Pelvic Health at North Shore Urogynecology has an office near you. Contact us for your consultation to explore options for improved health.

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Sanjay Gandhi, M.D.

Sanjay Gandhi, M.D.
Partners in Pelvic Health North Shore Urogynecology

Conditions affecting the female pelvis are the focus at Partners in Pelvic Health North Shore Urogynecology. We provide effective solutions for these problems from our offices at Park City, Woodstock, and Lake Forest in Illinois.

Our team is headed by Sanjay Gandhi, MD, Urogynecologist. Dr. Gandhi’s specialized education included a residency in gynecology and obstetrics at Northwestern University and a three-year urogynecology fellowship. He is among a few in the country to pass the first examination in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology) of The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He also teaches healthcare students.