Transvaginal Mesh Surgery Procedures


The transvaginal mesh patch surgery is a sling procedure during which the transvaginal mesh patch would be implanted in order to provide the required support around the urethra. Before a female patient is subjected to this type of surgery, she must be well aware of the procedure and also how this sling surgery is different from the conventional surgery. This transvaginal mesh patch surgery would be most commonly incorporated for treating the conditions of pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence.

Sling Procedure Vs Traditional Surgery for Pelvic Organ Prolapse:

Most commonly, in the traditional surgery for the pelvic organ prolapse, the surgeons would be fixing the prolapse by stitching all the weakened connective tissues together. This surgical procedure is called as ‘Anterior Colporrhaphy’. In contrast to this, during the sling procedure, the transvaginal mesh patch would be implanted which would then be extended through the incisions that were made on the skin moving towards the vagina. By this way, the surgeons would have to go deeper inside the tissues in order to anchor the transvaginal mesh patch. Following this, the tissues that are containing the transvaginal mesh patch would be stitched. It is to be noted that the stitches are not mandatory but they may or may not be required which would be depending on the kind of transvaginal mesh that is being used during the surgery.

Timeline of hospital stay:

It could be observed that if the sling procedure goes as planned already and during this procedure, if no organs were perforated by using any of the surgical tools combined with the condition of no other complications, the recipients of the transvaginal mesh patch surgery required to stay in the hospital only for one night. Moreover, after the surgery, the female recipient could be able to return to the normal routines within a few days of time.

Problems that occur during the implantation:

Transvaginal mesh patch is known to arise many problems to the recipients after implantation. In addition to the complications that are faced post surgery, the female patients would face some injuries during the sling surgery procedure itself. These injuries can be as follows: bowel puncture, bladder puncture and puncturing of the blood vessels.

Treating the injuries caused by surgery:

If the female recipients are observed as experiencing the serious and adverse complications after the implantation of the transvaginal mesh patch, then the solutions to these complications would be more expensive and invasive in a medical point of view. The medical solutions for these complications are: (1) The defective transvaginal mesh would be removed by surgery, (2) Intravenous therapies, (3) Transfusion of blood and (4) Draining the hematomas and the abscesses.

These medical solutions may be carried out alone or in combination with the other. It could be noted that these solutions are lengthier and often requires a significant timeline for recovery. One of the disadvantages of applying these medical solutions is that some of the female recipients would not be able to completely recover from the complications.