There are a number of women who have had gynaecology surgery involving the use of surgical mesh.
In most cases the operation has been successful, but some women are experiencing mesh-related problems and complications as a result of surgery. Because of this there are now only limited situations where mesh use might be considered; for a mid-urethral sling or a sacrocolpopexy.
The specialists working in the urogynaecology service at National Women's health have increasing experience in assessing and managing mesh-related complications. This includes specialised scans to look in detail at mesh cases, and links with urologists and general surgeons if additional expertise is required for surgical management. We are available to see such cases if referred from general practitioners or from specialists elsewhere in New Zealand.