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What is Mesh Surgery?

Dated 22 May 2011

We are trying to bring awareness on 'mesh surgery' to ensure people worldwide are not maimed for life. The word 'Mesh' is an abbreviation for Surgical Synthetic Polypropylene (also known as Prolene) Mesh (also known as Tape) you will also find it referred to as PP or PPM. Mesh is within the make-up of the medical device such as: TVT (TVM) (Gold Standard), TVT-Secur, TVT-O and TOT plus mesh is used in other surgeries such as Hernias, once you start researching on surgical mesh you will find it is used in other surgeries too! To understand some of these different medical devices please click here www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/tvt-tvto-tot-medical-devices.html >>>

Confusing isn't it! Just goes to show how the manufacturers have flooded the market over the years with many different mesh products and it is 'them' who have caused this confusion to everyone including the medical world! Most of us were told at our consultation's it is a TVT Tape a nice lovely piece of tape, a minimally invasive procedure, it has been on the market for years, excellent results, you will be a new woman, praise, praise, praise when in fact they are spilling lies lies lies on this darn product and like anyone would do we believed our consultants, we listened, trusted them and came away thinking this sounds brilliant, I for one came away elated and thought I can't wait to get this done at last no more leakage! Oh my goodness I wish I could turn the clock back and did my research before having this thing (mesh) implanted. Everyone I have spoken to has said the same it's as if the consultants are reading scripts!

TVT Tape a lovely product? Far from it my friends, this so called 'tvt tape' is synthetic surgical polypropylene mesh, petroleum coated mesh as hard as plastic with serrated edges to adhere to your tissues, it eventually embed's into your tissues and will continue to embed like velcro, it is a permanent implant using your body as the power source to make it move and embed deeper and deeper and over time from day one your body will start to reject it and will start to erode plus it will shrink over the coming months, due to wear, tear, rejection, it starts to break off and migrates into the surrounding tissues even attaching to your pelvic bone, and many other problems start happening this is when you have to face the journey on mesh related complications.

This mesh tape surgery is a hidden serious health problem, it is a hidden devastating 'suffering' for many people around the Globe, no one would ever know you are so ill.

It is unknown in the public domain, it's the perfect solution for the manufacturers and the medical world to rake in billions with ongoing production because of the laxed medical devices regulations, ongoing work for surgeries both for implantation and for extraction, confusing the market with numerous mesh products, the very idea of the medical world are bought by the manufacturers lavishing them with gifts and perks to promote and use these mesh products sickens me.

It is extremely detrimental to medical science, they have allowed Medical Marketing to overtake Medical Science, unfortunately it has become the phenomenon of 'boys' with 'toys' and not thinking of patient safety first. It surely makes sense doesn't it considering the millions they have already implanted into people and continue to do so until this day, to be honest I could go on and on but basically this is what is happening surrounding mesh surgeries today with an insight as to why this is so hushed up and I have to say also the reason why they would never allow this to get out into the public domain including the Governing Bodies who regulate these medical devices.

These mesh surgeries have been going on for many years and we are their experiments recently confirmed here although we have other expert articles to show we are experiments too Abstract: Dr. Anne M. Weber, of Pennsylvania, told the journal that a lack of information made it impossible for patients to give informed consent and suggested all vaginal mesh surgery be considered experimental.>>> and the Governing Body the MHRA have known about it for years too, why haven't they released a notice on safety? Look what they have put on their MHRA about us webpage: The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is the government agency which is responsible for ensuring that medicines and medical devices work, and are acceptably safe. The MHRA is an executive agency of the Department of Health. Ok, so why haven't they released a notice on patient safety regarding mesh tapes? To read more on the MHRA showing on our website please visit here >>>

Advisable to read everything on this website, read a little each day and come back. You will see updates on the latest news webpage. Please visit here >>>

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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